Before deciding to begin counselling you may have some questions about practicalities such as cost or location. Some frequently asked questions are listed below; for any other queries please contact me.

What happens after I make an enquiry?

After you’ve contacted me we will arrange an informal phone conversation to discuss your needs. I’ll ask for some information about you and why you’d like to access counselling support. I’ll also answer any questions you have. You will then have the opportunity to decide whether or not you’re happy to work with me as your counsellor.

Should you decide that you want to go ahead then we’ll discuss whether you’d like face-to-face or online therapy. We will book a block of sessions at mutually agreed times and dates, and any paperwork I need you to complete will be emailed to you.

How do you provide counselling?

  • Face-to-face, indoors in Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Face-to-face outdoors in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
  • By telephone or video call throughout the UK.

How long is a counselling session?

A standard session is 50 minutes long. Longer sessions can be provided – please ask for details.

How many sessions will I need?

This very much depends on the issues you want to explore. We will discuss this in our initial phone conversation, however please note I do not offer “single session therapy” and recommend a minimum of four sessions to begin with. As we progress we can discuss whether or not you wish to have further sessions and together we can consider how many may be appropriate.

How frequently will I attend?

It is often beneficial, at least for the first few sessions, to attend weekly, however everyone has different needs and you may prefer fortnightly or three-weekly appointments. I take a flexible approach and will discuss frequency of sessions with you when we book your initial appointment

What are the costs and how do I pay?

  • Sessions cost £50.00 and are payable by bank transfer a minimum of 48 hours prior the session taking place.
  • There is a 10% discount when a block of 5 or more sessions are booked and paid in advance (T&Cs apply).
  • I can sometimes offer concessionary rates for low-income/unwaged, depending on my availability. Please contact me for more information.

Where do sessions take place?

Indoor sessions take place at:

Bab’yama Wellness Hub, 23 Castlegate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1LF.

Outdoor sessions take place in/near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Coldstream and Kelso.

Video and telephone sessions take place wherever you feel safe and comfortable.