Your Questions Answered

What method or approach do you use?

I work as an integrative counsellor, using my training in psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive behavioural therapies.

What is the difference between Marriage Guidance, Couples Counselling and Relationship Therapy?

There is no difference. Marriage Guidance was the generic term in the past. Today couples may not marry or may be of same gender but still experience the same issues and difficulties.

How confidential are the sessions?

Only the client and therapist know what is said.

How long are sessions?

Usually one hour.

How frequent are the sessions?

Weekly or fortnightly for individuals or couples.

Where will the therapy take place?

In a consulting room in a private house.

How long will therapy last?

For as long as it is useful to the client(s), but this is constantly reviewed to ensure that there
is a clear focus on the work being done.

Who are the sessions with?

With me, a qualified therapist with over 30 years of training and experience.

What will the therapist do?

Discuss the clients’ concerns and help them explore the issues and dilemmas; and
talk through options for the future.

What does accreditation mean?

Accredited practitioners undergo supervision, Continuing Professional Development and adhere to a Code of Practice

What about costs?

I charge £60.00 for a 60 minute hour for couples and £40.00-£60.00 for individuals

Are you insured?

I have professional indemnity insurance

Any other questions?

e-mail me at or call 07973 440323