Frequently asked questions

What is counselling

Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk about what is troubling you as well as the space to reflect and think freely without being judged or interrupted. Finding a counsellor you can work with is one of the most important factors in creating a positive outcome. I understand that it takes courage to open up and talk about personal issues but together we can find ways to talk about whatever is troubling you and work towards a therapeutic relationship built on trust.


This is most important and what is discussed in our session will not be shared outside the room. As part of my ethical code of practice I do receive regular supervision from a qualified experienced supervisor, who will review my work and assist in gaining the best outcome while subscribing to the same ethical code of practice. I am also registered with the Office of the Information Commission and fully abide by the new GDPR regulations for management of confidential data.

Way of working

I am informed by the psychodynamic model but will draw on further training and experience in an integrative way to help inform my work and identify how best to support change.

How to start

You can contact me by telephone or email using the contact page. I will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange an initial assessment and this will provide an opportunity to talk about whatever is troubling you. This will also give us time to explore working together and if this is agreed, a regular time and day for sessions will be arranged.

Number of sessions

This is usually discussed in the assessment and will depend on your needs. This may be a short term arrangement made up of six to twelve sessions or if appropriate, we will continue on an open ended basis with a regular review.


Individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost £45 per session.


Therapy services take place in central Chichester