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The Help Centre

Answers to frequently asked questions

 

What are your fees?

Counselling sessions are charged at £42 per session or you can purchase a block of six sessions at a reduced rate of £240. Payment is taking at the time of booking. If you're interested in sessions which focus on managing chronic health conditions these are charged at £36 per session. You can also book a complimentary welcome session to see if counselling is right for you.

What is counselling?

Therapy provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns. I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others.
I will not give you my opinions or advice or prescribe medication. I will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

Are you LGBTQ+ / trans friendly?

Yes! I aim to be as inclusive as I can in my practice and I am always learning. When booking a session or during please let me know your preferred pronouns.

How do remote sessions work?

When you book via my online booking service you will receive an email with a link to Zoom. Zoom is a popular video conferencing platform which should work on most computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. At the time of your session simply follow the link and you will be connected to me. Zoom will use your webcam or phone camera and microphone so that we are able to see and hear each others.

How do I know if I need counselling/psychotherapy?

Just talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference. Counselling provides a regular time for you to explore your feelings and talk about any problems you're experiencing. I can help you develop better ways of coping, allowing you to move forward and get the most out of life.

Why 'Arbour Therapy'?

An arbour is an arch or structure, often covered with flowers or plants with a seat. They are little nooks where you can take a moment to reflect, pause, think and talk. I love plants, nature and gardens and this felt like a good name for my practice.

Is your practice accessible?

I am disability friendly and I aim to make my practice as accessible as possible. I am always learning and if you feel there is a way I can make my site or my work more accessible please let me know.