Where are you located?

I am located in Saltburn for online counselling via Zoom™.

For one-to-one sessions I am located at The Therapy Room, Connect2Education, Roseberry Court, Ellerbeck Way, Stokesley, North Yorkshire. TS9 5ET.

What days do you work?

I am available for afternoon and evening sessions online via Zoomtm on Monday and Wednesday.

My last session starts at 6.00 pm.

I am available on Tuesday afternoon for sessions of one-to-one counselling at Therapy Room, Connect2Education, Stokesley.

My last session starts at 6.00 pm.

How long are the sessions?

The sessions are 50 minutes long. Sessions start and end promptly. If after 15 minutes no message has been received about a delay. Then it is assumed the session has ended and the advanced fee will not be refunded.

How much do you charge and how do I pay?

Individual fee is £50.00 per session.

Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible.

Pay by Cash or Bank Transfer, Stripe Credit Card.

To be paid 24 hours in advance of sessions.

I am thinking about Counselling for my child or young person what are the next steps?

Finding a child and young person counsellor that you as a parent and caregiver are comfortable with is a good indicator that your child or young person will engage with the process and this is vital to support the outcome of their therapy.

I offer parents and caregivers an optional Free 30-minute initial telephone consultation. This gives us the opportunity to see how it feels to work alongside each other and determine if how I work is a good fit for your child or young person’s needs. It gives you the opportunity to talk briefly about why you want your child or young person to have counselling at this time and the difference that you want the counselling to make. You are under no obligation for your child or young person to work with me as their counsellor. If you would like to book a Free 30-minute initial telephone consultation, you can contact me by phone on 07845 129603.

If I am unable to take your call, please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, please click here to email me.

What is Confidentiality?

Confidentiality with a child or young person is of the utmost importance to me. The contents of their sessions are private and confidential. However, there is a limit to this if they disclose anything of a significant nature then in discussion with them, I will disclose this to any professional who needs to know including their parent or caregiver.

What are the limits of confidentiality, risk and disclosure?

Respecting your child or young person’s confidentiality is of the utmost importance to me. However, if it is considered they are at risk of seriously harming themselves or others, it may be necessary to alert others, such as your child or young person’s GP, Social Worker or another appropriate professional.

Due consideration should be exercised before disclosing anything of a previously unreported criminal nature as I will be obliged in compliance with the law to notify agencies particularly when the protection of children or young people is a concern.

What is an assessment?

I offer a one-hour free assessment for a parent/caregiver to come along face-to-face with myself prior to working with a child or young person as I need a detailed history first and to decide whether the work can be taken forward.

The assessment hour gives an opportunity for a parent to see if I am the right therapist for their child or young person and to find out whether the work is appropriate for myself or whether a referral to a more specialist therapist is required.

What happens when my child comes to meet you?

After the assessment with a parent/caregiver an appointment will be agreed to meet with a child or young person to determine if they wish to engage in the process. If they do so, I will then ring the parent/caregiver and pass on my observations and what work will be undertaken. A number of sessions can then be agreed and a date for a review if any more are required.

How many sessions does my young person have?

How many sessions a child or young person has will be agreed with a parent or caregiver after the first session after I have met with the child or young person to see if they wish to engage in the process. A date will be agreed for a review of any changes and progress, at which point further sessions can be agreed if it is believed they will be of continuing benefit.

What happens if my counsellor cancels my session?

If I am unable to attend an agreed appointment (due to illness or an unforeseen circumstance) I will endeavour to contact a parent or caregiver to let you know as soon as possible.

What happens if I cannot get to the session with my young person?

If you are unable to make an appointment then please let me know by ringing 07845 129603 as soon as possible. I can then rearrange another date and time with you.

What is email therapy?

This is a useful format for those young people aged 14 upwards who live in other areas of the United Kingdom and who do not feel comfortable with online counselling using a webcam or audio.

Please ask for my Client Information Pack if your young person is interested in working in this way.

Do you work with adults?

I work with the parents and caregivers to take a full history taking prior to seeing their child or young person.

About ending sessions?

Very importantly I support and help children and young people to agree an ending date of their therapy. This is a healing way to end the therapeutic relationship where it is beneficial to have a final session to say goodbye to each other as client and counsellor.

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