Counselling is an investment in your own peace of mind , but it is important to consider the cost when choosing a therapist. I work with clients once per week, certainly initially as we get to know each other. If you tell me that you can afford to come for a whole year, or as long as it takes, to work in depth on your family background, we are going to work very differently than if you say that your budget only permits six sessions. I can work in either way and we would discuss that when we first meet.
Examine the cost implications for yourself and have a good think about what you would like to achieve from your counselling. If you feel that you have so many interlinked issues that it's like trying to contain a box of frogs, perhaps think about which of these affects you most from day to day. For example, if you would rate your anxiety, anger or stress levels as 9/10 every day, would reducing that to around 6/10 make your life more manageable? Having a specific goal in mind can help us to navigate your path.
I see young people from teenage onwards if they are open to the idea of counselling. One of the challenges of working with teenagers is that sometimes they can feel as if they are being 'sent' for counselling rather than choosing it for themselves. I offer the first session really for them to decide whether or not they would like to return, but it is important to the confidential nature of counselling that parents or carers do not pressure them for details of what they have discussed. That said, I do encourage young people to invite their parent or guardian into session when appropriate, but this can only be done if they agree.
Cost of counselling for a young person up to age 20;
£35 per hour
I offer a full therapeutic hour for all counselling whereas many therapists work with a 50 minute session, either in person or via Skype.
Cost of counselling for adults;
Between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday £40 per session
Early morning, evening and weekend sessions £45 per hour
Under 21's can benefit from my young persons rate, see above.
Sometimes one party in a couple can be reluctant to try counselling, as they fear it will be an opportunity for their partner to haul them across the coals for past misdeeds in front of a witness. This is simply not the case.
In couples work it is the relationship itself which becomes 'the client', and the process is to encourage better communication of wants and needs between the partners.
Cost of counselling for couples;
First assessment session (90 minutes duration) £70
Subsequent 60 minute sessions £60
I have a limited number of places available on concessionary fees. These apply to those registered unemployed, OAPs, carers and student counsellors who often have to undergo lengthy periods of counselling as part of their training to practice.
These sessions can only take place during the daytime hours of 9-6pm and may have a short waiting list. Do call me to discuss.
Cost of concessionary sessions £35
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