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What do you charge?

Sessions are £60 (£75 for couples). I have a concessionary rate at £45 per session. Sessions starting after 7pm are generally at a higher rate. Please get in touch for further details.

Do you work with health insurers / EAPs?

I am currently registered with Vitality and WPA. I also contract with employers to work with an employee for a certain number of sessions. Please get in touch for further details.

How does it work getting started?

  • We will have an initial chat (by phone or Zoom) so I can answer any questions you may have.
  • If we agree to work together we will schedule a time for a first session. If I have a wait list, that date will be provisional and I will be able to confirm nearer the time.
  • The first session is a chance for us to figure out if we will work well together. I will typically complete my assessment form and will ask some questions about your history.
  • I typically see clients weekly at the same time and day each week; however, after the first few months some clients may want to switch to fortnightly sessions. This may mean that I am unable to hold a regular slot for you but I do have an online booking system that will enable you to book subsequent sessions at a time that works for you.
  • Please get in touch for further details.

How do I make an appointment?

I offer a free initial chat by phone or Zoom for 15 minutes so you can get a sense of how I work. My contact details are also on my Get in Touch page.

I typically see clients weekly at the same time and day each week; however, after the first few months some clients may want to switch to fortnightly sessions. This may mean that I am unable to hold a regular slot for you but I do have an online booking system that will enable you to book subsequent sessions at a time that works for you.

Where are you based?

On Mondays my therapy room is in Chorlton, Greater Manchester (M21) in the Manchester Institute Wellbeing Centre, 464a Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton M21 9AR. This location is close to Chorlton tramstop and bus links.

On Tuesdays and Thursday morning, my therapy room is in Didsbury, Greater Manchester (M20) in the Didsbury Counselling and Therapy Centre, 212A Burton Road, M20 2LW. This location is close to Burton Road tramstop and bus links.

On Wednesdays and Thursday afternoon, my therapy room is in Urmston, Greater Manchester (M41). The room is 12 minutes walk from Urmston railway station. There is on-street parking on the streets around the property.

Do you work with teenagers?

I work with young people aged 15+ and I have completed postgraduate training in line with BACP standards to work with children and young people.

Do you do evening sessions?

Yes, I work Mondays to Thursdays and have some evening slots. Sessions starting after 7pm are generally at a higher rate. Please get in touch for further details.

What can you help with?

If you’d like to understand yourself better, make a change, feel more at ease with yourself or get support through a transition, counselling and therapy can help.  I support clients with a range of issues such as:

  • Repeated patterns of thinking or behaving where you feel stuck
  • Anxiety including social anxiety and stress
  • Overwhelm
  • Depression and feeling low
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem and low self-confidence
  • Relationship challenges such as difficulties with partners, friends or families, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Life transitions such as children leaving home, menopause, coming out, a relationship breakdown, a bereavement, changing career or city, retirement or something else. These transition periods can bring up a range of emotions that can feel overwhelming and bewildering.
  • I work with couples, individuals (aged 15+) and from 2024 I will be running therapy groups. Get in touch for more information.

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