Frequently Asked Questions
I am happy to answer any queries. Please give me a call or if you prefer send an email. When I am unavailable to answer the telephone, I have a confidential voicemail facility and will return a message promptly.
What happens in the first session?
The first session is an Initial Assessment, an opportunity to present your issues and explore your history. We would check out if counselling/psychotherapy is a suitable intervention for your particular requirements and decide if we are able to work together, within an agreed number of subsequent sessions.
What is the frequency of sessions?
Usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis, at the same time and day. I do however have flexibility within my diary to accommodate the needs of shift workers and other clients who struggle to attend on a regular basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples.
When are appointment times?
I work during the day time Monday to Friday and into the evening on a Monday and Thursday.
What is the cost?
The session fee is £50 for individuals and £60 for couples, payable by either cash or by cheque, at the end of the session. Advance payments can be made by debit/credit card using Paypal. This option can be found on this website using the "Payment By Card" page.I can also offer the facility of invoicing at the month end if this is the client's preference.
Where is the practice located?
The West Street Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre is a quiet, private practice, situated in the main retail and business area of West Street, Fareham, opposite The Royal Bank of Scotland and The Ask Restaurant. 10 minutes walk from Fareham train station and 5 minutes walk from Fareham Bus station. Pay & display parking is available at the many town center car parks, all a couple of minutes walk from the practice. Free disabled on street parking is available in the High Street at all times. After 5.30pm free parking in the High Street is available to all drivers.
Central Fareham can be accessed from junction 11 of the M27 motorway.