One to one counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and are currently held via Zoom (video call) or telephone. Zoom is free, secure and very easy to set up on a laptop, PC or smart phone. In addition, I offer counselling via e-mail. This provides increased flexibility as emails can be composed and edited at your leisure throughout the week and so can easily fit in around your other commitments.
Once you have decided to get in touch, we can arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial 20-minute consultation. This is free of charge and provides an opportunity to begin to get to know one another, to look at what has bought you to seek therapy and is a time for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Subsequent Video or Telephone sessions are held at the same time and usually on a weekly basis. These sessions are charged at £45 per session. (I have some concessions available at a reduced rate of £40 for frontline NHS staff, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals as well as Counselling and Psychotherapy students - please enquire for availability, as these numbers are limited).
Email therapy is charged at £40 (concessionary rate £35). A day will be set for you to send the finished email over prior to the allotted 50-minute counselling time that is booked in. I will then read, review and reply to you with a therapeutic response. In my reply, you can expect to be provided with support, reflection, observation, feedback, suggestions, resources, queries and points to ponder.
Fees can be paid by debit/credit card or by bank transfer and are due prior to each session.
Please call or email to book a free consultation:
07496 936359 or email olivia103@btinternet.
I am primarily trained in Gestalt Therapy and also draw from Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness.
Gestalt Therapy focusses on our here and now experience, in mind and body. It draws together both our past hurts and our fears for the future and brings them into our present moment awareness; our 'stuckness', repeating patterns of thought and behaviour and explores our learned ways of coping that may no longer be useful to us.
Transactional Analysis looks at the roles we develop (the different parts of us, such as our Child part) and how they play out in our lives and relationships.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy looks to explore unhealthy negative emotions, such as anxiety and depression and work with the associated dysfunctional ways of thinking and behaving,
Mindfulness aims to teach us the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going inside or around us.
If you would like to arrange a free initial consultation, please do get in touch at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07496 936359