fees

Introductory session/ 

initial assessment

(20 minutes)

FREE

50-minute session

£45

  • Payment by cash or bank transfer in advance 

  • Contact me to ask about reductions if you are a trainee counsellor or low-income household

frequently asked questions

services

How does counselling work?


Counselling begins with you choosing who you would like to work with. If you are interested in finding out more about green gate counselling then contact me via email, phone or text. You can also simply click the Get Started button on the website to send an enquiry. An introductory session is the next step. During this chat I will find out more about you and what support you are looking for and you will find out more about how I work and how I am as a person. If we decide to work together then we will schedule weekly sessions where we will meet in person or remotely for 50 minutes.




How many sessions can I have?


How many sessions a client needs is as personal and unique as they are and through private practice there is the freedom for you to have counselling as long as you need it. Some people choose to have counselling to address a specific issue, which might be concluded for them in 12 sessions, others are looking for shorter or longer term support. We will review the counselling experience regularly and talk together about when the time is right to end, you can of course choose to stop at any time but it is safer to end in a planned and thoughtful way.




Who do you work with?


I work with anyone from the age of 18 upwards. Should I feel through our introductory discussions however that there are other professionals who would be better placed to support you with specific difficulties, then I would be open and honest about referring you.




What are your qualifications?


I am a qualified counsellor with a level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework. I engage in regular continuous professional development, through courses and further study. I am a qualified teacher and a lecturer in Counselling training. I am fully insured and I can provide clients with copies of these documents, if requested.





location

How do I find you?


I am based in Bedford's Castle quarter, on bus routes to and from Bedford Town Centre. My practice is accessed by a pale green gate at the end of Castle Road near the corner of Castle Road and Newnham Avenue specifically for client usage and we will meet in a ground floor room in my home.




Is there ample parking nearby?


Yes, parking is on the road and it is free.





payment and cancellations

How much notice do I need to give if I need to cancel my session?


48 hours is needed to cancel a session or a fee will be charged. The details of this will be agreed in the contract that we sign at the start of our work together.




How do I pay for sessions?


Payment must be made 48 hours in advance, this will secure your allotted session time. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.




What about holidays?


We will give each other notice of holidays and lack of availability, at least two week's notice, so that we can factor in breaks to our work together.