Making first contact

Before psychotherapy or counselling commences

If you wish to start therapy online please send an email giving your contact details and a brief description of your concerns. This will be an opportunity for you to express your situation to me. I will email you back, as soon as possible, explaining how I can work with you. Once we have established a convenient time for the online therapy session, you will be sent an email confirming payment details. Payment is required in advance of each online session. You can also pay for a group of sessions.

If you can have your therapy face-to-face, please give me a call or send me an email and we can arrange a convenient time to suit both of us.

Initial contact email

If you know how you would like to receive the therapy or you would like to book additional sessions you can pay online now.

Make an on line payment

Online therapy options

Email

Email allows you to put your feelings and thoughts into words, which can be very therapeutic.
My response to you will be carefully considered. There will be no pressure on you to respond to any question or suggestion as there is in a face-to-face therapy.
You will have a written record of my response that you can re-read and carefully consider at your own convenience.

PC to PC calling session on Skype

It allows you to express verbally rather than through words. You hear my voice and this can be very calming in times of distress.
Telephone call can be used in case clients encounter technical difficulties.

Telephone

Calls are conducted on landlines only and are a popular choice to receive therapy and very effective as a certain amount of anonimity is retained. A calm, quiet place is recommended where you will not be distracted.

Confidentiality

Both the fact and content of our sessions is confidential and will not be released to a third party without written consent from you. Please see FAQs for more information.

Skype

If you already use Skype: to have the Live Instant Chat sessions or PC to PC calling sessions you need to email me your Skype name. Then I will be able to contact you at the time and date of our appointment. Please log on to Skype 5 minutes before your appointment in order to avoid any delay.

If you don’t have Skype and don’t know the system: click here to download: www.skype.com It is a free and secure software used worldwide.
Once you’ve got your Skype name, please email it to me. Then I will be able to contact you at the time and date of our appointment. Please log on to Skype 5 minutes before your appointment in order to avoid any delay.

 

 

methods of receiving counselling and therapy

Professional membership and accreditation