FAQ and How to Get Started

 

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Counselling and Therapy In Llandudno & Chester

 

How do I get started?
To make an initial enquiry or to ask me any questions, you can either contact me by telephone on 07773 464964 or use the contact link which you will find on the opposite side of this page. We may then have a brief discussion and having done so; you may want time to think about things or possibly arrange to meet for an initial session.

What will happen at the Initial Therapy Session?
For me, this initial assessment session will give me the opportunity to see if I can support you effectively and would be of help to you. More importantly, for you, this initial session can give you the “feel” of what therapy would be like and to see if you feel comfortable working with me and feel ready to commence therapy. We can then decide where we go from here.

How often will I need to attend Therapy sessions?
The frequency of sessions will depend on the nature and severity of the problem you want to address.  Psychotherapy is most effective when it is weekly and this is what I would recommend initially. This helps us build a solid and therapeutic working relationship, which is important in exploring most of the issues people bring to therapy. At a later point we would discuss the frequency of the sessions and may negotiate less frequent appointments.

Where will the sessions take place?                                                                                                                                                                           I work in a I work in a therapy centre in Chester, Cheshire. I also work in a well-being centre in Llandudno. Please be aware there are steps in both centres. In Chester, I use a room on the first floor, however, I can use a room on the ground floor – please let me know when you enquire.

How long is each session?
Each session will last for 50 minutes.

What is the cost of each session?
For individuals, each 50 minute session will cost £44. From the 1st January 2019, the cost will increase to £45 per session.

I offer reduced Therapy rates for those who are full time students or for those on low income. For Individuals the cost will be between £25 and £35. Please ask for details when you make your initial enquiry.

I review my fees annually.

How do I pay?
I accept cash or a cheque and would ask that you pay at the beginning of each session.

 

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become”

Buddha

 

What if I want to end therapy?

This is no problem and we would discuss this during our sessions. I would ask that you do not end therapy abruptly and that we plan for the ending.

Are all sessions conducted in confidence?
All sessions will be confidential and I will only disclose information if required to do so by law. I will always keep notes of each of our sessions and I have regular supervision. However, all issues of confidentiality will be discussed in detail during the initial session.

 

Therapy in North Wales & Chester

If you have any questions or are not quite sure about something, please get in touch by using the contact form on the side of the page or give me a call.