Fees and FAQs


Initial consultation—usually 20 minutes over the phone. A discussion about what you want from counselling, how counselling works and whether I could be the right counsellor for you: FREE

1 hour in-person or online: £50.

1 hour home visit: £50 plus travel expenses.

Please ask about concessionary rate if you’re a key worker, on a low income or a student.

Please enquire about flexible working – for example, for certain clients, half or three-quarter hour, twice weekly or fortnightly sessions may be suitable. I also offer email contact where appropriate.

Fees usually paid by BACS to be discussed during the initial consultation.

If you’re not able to pay private fees, I volunteer at The Olive Branch in Winchester who offer a service on a donation basis. Please contact them to discuss further.


What can I expect from counselling?

I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we work together to explore any aspect of your life that’s troubling. Counselling is primarily about talking, my role is to enable self discovery, greater awareness and understanding so that progress can be made towards the things you want to achieve.

What sort of counselling do you offer?

I primarily work in a person centred way, this combines unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to build a relational style of working. I recognise that the client’s agenda needs to be central to the work. I also incorporate elements of other theories including existential (answering the big life questions) and compassion focused therapy (balancing drive, compassion and threat focus) when appropriate to the work.

What qualifications do you have?

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Basingstoke College of Technology
  • Bachelors Degree in Medicine – University of Southampton

I’m also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Continuing Professional Development including the following topics:

  • Online and Phone Counselling
  • Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Understanding Shame, Guilt and Regret
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorder Awareness
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Understanding Gender, Identity and Sexuality

Which is the best option for me?

While I would always advocate in-person counselling, the pandemic has shown us that online counselling works well for the right client in the right circumstances.

Online counselling may be appropriate if:

  • you do not have an appropriate counsellor/one you get on with/one that suits your needs within commuting distance;
  • you’re unable to travel to counselling;
  • you need to access counselling flexibly from different locations;

Home visits can be most appropriate for clients who’re unable to leave their home. I feel passionately about offering in-person counselling to this client group. I offer counselling within the client’s home provided I can carry out a risk assessment.

What hours are you available?

  • Monday: 8am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-2.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-6pm
  • Thursday: 8am-2.30pm
  • Friday: 8am-6pm

What if I’m still not sure or still have questions?

Use my contact form to ask any further questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. You can have a free, no-obligation initial consultation; we’ll discuss how counselling works, what you want to get out of counselling and whether I’m the right counsellor for you.

Can we connect on social media?

I use social media for work but I will not search for or ‘follow’ clients on any platforms. If you follow me and things you read raise questions for you, do feel free to ask me about them in our sessions. I won’t always reply to comments on social media posts but we can always talk about anything that comes up for you when we next meet.

Can you counsel friends?

Friendships and counsellor-client relationships are very different so it would be unhelpful to counsel friends or people I know personally. If you would like to refer a friend to me, please do, I’ll consider each on a case by case basis.