Why choose private counselling?

Talking to a trained psychotherapist or counsellor can be a huge relief.  I have completed the requirements and qualifications to Masters level with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy to practice.  I have seen a broad range of clients of all ages in the NHS, public sector, and Higher Education.

You’ll not be a number in an anonymous service, and you’re not limited to a number of sessions.  If my sessions are full I am sometimes able to refer you to a trusted colleague.

What happens if I decide to make contact?

  • You can ask any questions you like, with no obligation.
  • I will send you an information sheet and we can have a short phone conversation.
  • If you want to proceed we will arrange an initial assessment session.
  • The assessment session allows us to meet and to find out about you, and to decide if we both want to continue working together.

It’s important that you feel comfortable in your therapy.  If we’re both happy to commence therapy, we’ll review together at appropriate points.  Be assured that I will not advise you to continue any longer than necessary.

What happens in counselling and psychotherapy?

We meet for 50  minute sessions at regular times every week.

Can I bring someone else?

No. Individual psychotherapy and counselling is safe and private space where you can talk about anything you like.   It’s not appropriate for you to bring other people or children. This would be like someone listening to your private conversations. If you need someone to bring you to your sessions, please let them know that they can drop you off and pick you up again after your session.

You may be able to bring your baby – we can discuss this.

What will happen at the assessment session?

I’ll ask you about why you’ve chosen to come to counselling, and about your current circumstances.  I’ll also ask you about your history and background.   If you pay by BACS I’ll request a email for you, and a phone number so that I have a means to contact you.  I’ll talk to you about confidentiality, and payment options.  According with GDPR regulations, I will not pass your details onto anyone else.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

I need at least 24 hours notice of cancellation.  Usually an email is fine.  If 24 hours notice is not given, the full fee is liable because your individual allocated time can’t be given to anyone else.

How long will counselling or psychotherapy take?

This depends on your personal difficulties and how long you would like to commit to.  Some people want to do some in-depth work.  Others find that they begin with a short commitment and then want to continue for longer, or they want a short commitment and that is enough.


The building at 3 Abbey Street, Market Harborough has stairs to access the consulting rooms, so they may not be suitable for you if you have mobility issues.

Want to find out more, or ask any questions?

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0775 407 9109