Your questions answered


Seeking counselling can be a big step and you may have lots of questions. I have answered some of the most common concerns here, but do get in touch if you have any other questions.

Is our work together confidential?

Yes. The only exceptions to this would be if I thought you or someone you know is in danger. My work is professionally supervised but this is bound by strict rules of confidentiality. If you have any concerns on this matter, we can discuss them.

Do our appointments have to be weekly?

Sessions are held on a weekly basis at a set time and day which is mutually agreed between us. There are occasions where I appreciate this can be a difficult commitment to make and I am happy to discuss this with you and offer some flexibility where appropriate.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

If you are unable to attend a session, I will try to offer an alternative appointment. In the event that this is not possible, fees will be charged.

Where would sessions take place?

I have a large, bright counselling room at my practice, 10 minutes’ walk from central Harpenden.

How long will it take?

Each counselling session is 50 minutes long. There is no set number of sessions, this depends entirely on you and your needs. I work on an open-ended basis and the length of time can vary considerably. Some people come to see me for a few weeks and others for longer periods of time.

What are your qualifications?

I am a qualified counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling which is an accredited course by the BACP. This qualification took 5 years of training to achieve.