First steps

So, you have taken the first big step in making the decision to seek counselling, so what next?

Choosing a counsellor can feel overwhelming as there are many different approaches to counselling. However all approaches share one common belief and that is the importance of the “relationship” between the client and counsellor. It is therefore important that you take the time to choose someone who you feel comfortable with.

Free telephone consultation

Sometimes it can help you to make a choice by having an initial telephone conversation.  I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation prior to assessment so if you would like to find out more about how counselling can help, please give me a call and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have prior to assessment.

Assessment session

The next step is to meet for an “assessment”.  This is an opportunity for us to find out if we can work together and for you to ask any further questions you may have.

During the assessment we will explore what has brought you to counselling and what your needs are in order to be clear that I am the best person to support you.  As a member of COSRT, BACP and NFS I am committed to working within my professional competence so if I do not feel able to help you I will support you in finding another therapist who can.

Counselling is weekly, for an hour session, on a day and time that it mutually convenient.  I offer short or longer term therapy.

We can review the work regularly to ensure your needs are being met and the work continues to be productive.

Location & fees

My Locations are as follows:

Better Care Clinic, Watford –

City Therapy Centre, Radlett –

The Changing Room, Bushey –


  • Free 15 minute telephone consultation
  • Individual Therapy costs £50 – £65 and Couples Therapy £60 – £85 dependent upon location and time
  • Some concessions available for students and those on low income – please ask when making contact

The session is your time and will not be available to anyone else.  If you are unable to attend or miss appointments, fees are still chargeable, if less than 24 hours’ notice is given.  I will endeavour to give you plenty of notice of any annual leave I plan to take