On Booking Your First Session
£40 - bank transfer.
Per 50 mins
I have 4 slots for people who are on benefits or low paid. Please contact me for further information.
Why Do I Pay A Fee On Booking?
A small number of people book sessions but don't turn up for them. I have to pay various fees whether the client attends or not. This payment will be returned to you when counselling ends.
What do the different costs mean?
Some clients believe that the more they pay me the better service I’ll give them which, since this is a common arrangement, isn't surprising. In fact, the lower cost covers my outgoings and gives me a very small profit. I trust you entirely to determine what you can afford to pay me, if anything, above that. Making that choice (and not making a choice is a choice) is part of the therapeutic process around decision making, trust in and valuing of yourself and others, relationship with money and so on.
I can tell you unequivocally that I will not judge you to be a better or worse person because you pay me more or less. Judgement of you as a good or a bad person is simply not part of counselling.
Why do I pay for missed sessions?
1. Therapy is a commitment and investment. You’re valuing yourself by taking it
2. Paying and not paying for time set aside for you is an indication of how much respect
you pay yourself and afford to others.
3. When an appointment is made for you another client can’t be seen at that time – that
hour is yours whether you’re there or not.