The start point...
I suggest to all my clients that we have an initial 20 minute chat, either by telephone or in person. This will give you an opportunity to decide if you feel you can work with me. Similarly, it will allow me to get a brief understanding of your issues and how I might be able to help. In all forms of therapy and psychological helping, it is the relationship which is key to success, rather than the type of therapy offered, or the qualifications of the therapist. This initial conversation is the start point of the process, and there is no charge for this session.
I offer face to face sessions from my office in Stafford, just a 2 minute walk from the town centre.
I have a flexible appointment schedule, and can offer sessions throughout the day and early evenings.
We can discuss these arrangements when we first chat.
Home visits can be an option, though travel to your home would need to be factored into fee arrangements.
I also offer telephone and online therapy sessions. Once again, we can discuss the practicalities of this.
From time to time I have worked with people outdoors. I call this 'Walk n Talk'. The psychological benefits of being in nature are well known and this may be a powerful option for you.
Generally, I only work with persons over 16 years of age. I can work with younger people, but we would need to discuss chaperone arrangements.
I do offer couples therapy. Once again, this can be discussed during our initial chat. Please note that I only offer couples therapy on a face to face basis.
Private individual clients
Face to face, online and the telephone session fees are all £40.00. Home visits incur a mileage charge. Similarly, 'Walk n Talk' sessions might incur an extra charge, depending on location and distance from Stafford. Couples therapy is £60 per couple.
At times I have worked for organisations like solicitors, Trades Unions and private personal care providers, in support of their clients.
If this sounds like your organisation, please contact me for an informal discussion.
Supervision and Mentorship
If you are a practicing or student counsellor, supervision and mentorship can be crucial to your safe practice. I would be happy to discuss your needs.