How it works

Deciding to start therapy takes courage and looking for a therapist can be daunting. I’ve outlined below the process you can expect from getting in touch to our first session.

Arrange a consultation

You can contact me through my contact form, by emailing or phoning 07735 887 704. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions and arrange a mutually convenient time for our initial consultation.

Initial consultation

In this initial consultation we'll talk about what brings you to therapy and explore your hopes and expectations. It will be a chance for you to get a sense of how I work and whether I am the right counsellor for you, and for me to answer any questions or concerns you may have. It will be a shorter session than usual (40 minutes instead of 50) and cost £50.


If I feel I am not able to support you in the best way possible, I will always endeavour to refer you to another therapist or service that might be better placed to do so. (See my FAQs for why I might decide not to work with you.)

Book a session

I always suggest taking a day or two to reflect on whether you would like to have ongoing sessions with me.  If we decide to continue working together, we'll set up a regular appointment, which normally takes place on the same day, at the same time, every week. Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £60.

First session

This first session will give you space to talk further about the issue(s) you want to explore in therapy. I value your autonomy and expertise in yourself, and as part of this session will talk with you about your preferences for how we work together. There isn’t a right or wrong and it’s absolutely okay if you’re unsure, and if your preferences change during therapy. Building a collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential from the start and people find different things useful, so this is a way for me to meet you where you’re at.