Individual therapy
(in person, online or walk+talk) 

50 mins – £60 (Folkestone), £70 (London Bridge)

Pesso Boyden 1-2-1
75 mins – £75

for information on joining a Pesso Boyden group contact me


Some free resources
can be found

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Therapy can give you support, validation, coping skills, and strategies to change your perspective and your behaviours. It can give you greater peace of mind and help you tolerate difficult feelings and situations. It can give you a “corrective emotional experience:” your therapist creates a safe, non-judgmental space for you to express yourself authentically and may “get” you in a way that no one else has. When this happens, it is extremely powerful and transformative.

Therapy cannot change other people or external circumstances. Therapists provide psychoeducation, feedback, and guidance, but they don’t give advice or answers. If you’re new to therapy, or are exploring unprocessed trauma, therapy may make you feel a bit worse before you feel better.

I can’t tell you how long it will take for you to feel better. But, generally, the more you put into therapy, the more you’ll get out of it.

A good relationship with anyone — including your therapist — depends in large part on chemistry. It also depends on transparency. If we work together, I encourage you to let me know if something I say rubs you the wrong way, or if I do anything to let you down. Disappointment is inevitable in any relationship (and in life!); in therapy, the goal is to work through it together.

The call is for you to tell me about your situation and ask me questions about how I work and what methods I would use to help you. It also gives you a sense of my personality and what it’s like talking to me. By the end of 15 minutes, you should have a good idea of whether or not you want to work with me or set up a first session. The call also gives me information on how I can best meet your needs; if I feel that I’m not the right therapist for you, I may give you an appropriate referral to someone else I think could help you.

I will provide you with advanced notice of any planned breaks, and I request that you inform me as early as possible if you plan to take a break from our sessions. If I am unable to attend or away during a scheduled session, you will not be charged for that session.

Usually, I offer to meet once a week for a 50-minute session at a mutually agreed time and day. I also offer extended sessions (80 minutes) upon request. This may be a good decision if you know you are unable to attend weekly, especially at the start. Please note that sessions will end on time to respect the appointments of other clients.

I recommend a minimum of 6 sessions initially to allow our work to develop. After that, the duration of our sessions becomes open-ended until we decide to end the counselling by mutual agreement.

We will establish a weekly fee at the beginning of our contract. Payment is due at each session and can be made in cash, by cheque, through mobile apps, or via credit/debit card. If you prefer to pay through BACs or standing order, the fees must be transferred to my account before the start of each session.

Typically, you will have an intuition about when you are ready to conclude therapy, and we will collaborate on the necessary steps for closure. I will not terminate our contract without warning, except in exceptional circumstances that may arise during our work together.

My telephone number and email address are provided for cancellations or changes to our appointments. However, counselling through telephone or email will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and with prior agreement.

I request that you inform me with as much notice as possible if you are going to be late or unable to attend a session. If you miss a session without providing 24 hours’ notice, you will be required to pay the fee for the missed session.

The content of our sessions is confidential between you (the client) and me (the counsellor). I participate in regular clinical supervision to ensure the highest standard of care while maintaining client confidentiality. There are rare circumstances where confidentiality may need to be breached if there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.

If you have any concerns or are dissatisfied with the service provided, please discuss them with me initially. I will respond professionally and constructively, aiming to address your needs. If we are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, I will guide you on contacting the BACP Customer Services, who can assist you with the complaints procedure.

‘There are five freedoms:
The freedom to see and hear what is;
The freedom to say what you feel and think;
The freedom to feel what you actually feel;
The freedom to ask for what you want;
The freedom to take risks on your own behalf.’

- Virginia Satir