Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Relationship Counselling or Psychosexual Therapy cost?
Sessions are charged at £60 per hour in Park Street, payable by cash or cheque.
When are appointments available?
Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as daytime and weekends.
How many sessions will we need for counselling?
For Relationship Counselling I recommend a minimum of 6 sessions, by this time you will know if the work is helpful for you, it may be useful for a few more sessions after this time, but this is entirely up to you.
I am in a same sex relationship, can we be sure of a positive attitude when we come?
Absolutely, I aim to work in a positively affirming way with clients from a gender or sexual minority, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients.
How many sessions will we need for Psychosexual Therapy?
Psychosexual Therapy takes longer than Relationship Counselling, 5 sessions are used for the assessment process, then if treatment is undertaken by you then a minimum of 12 further sessions may be indicated, however this depends on the nature of the problem that is presented as well as other factors. Please feel free to ask me for further information.
What if we need to cancel an appointment?
24 hours notice is required for cancellations, the hour booked for you cannot be used for any other purpose and you may be charged for it.
How can we be sure of confidentiality?
As an Accredited member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) previously BASRT (British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy) I am bound by its Code Of Ethics and Principles of Good Practice for Members and subject to its Complaints procedures. I will not disclose anything from or about you to anyone unless there is a risk of harm to yourself or others. I do discuss my work with my supervisor, to ensure that my work is of the necessary high standard, but never use any identifying details about clients.
How do we know whether relationship counselling or sex therapy is what we need?
If you are frequently arguing, feel unhappy in your relationship or wonder how you could improve your relationship, then relationship counselling may be helpful for you.
Generally speaking, if your general relationship is sound, you communicate well and listen to each other and neither feels resentful, but there is a sexual difficulty impacting on your relationship, then sex therapy could be helpful.
If sex isn't great, but neither is your general relationship then it may be that relationship counselling may be useful, with a view to thinking about sex therapy if the sexual problem remains a problem.
However every relationship is unique and I would endeavour to provide a thorough assessment to ensure you received the most appropriate form of help for you.
Do not hesitate to contact me for further information or to answer any questions you may have.