Telephone counselling

Counselling and therapy by telephone and Skype 

If you're looking for a therapist - welcome. You're in good company! 

According to a survey carried out for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy earlier this year, 28% of adults in the UK have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist. 

I offer counselling by telephone and Skype throughout the UK. Therapy by telephone and Skype is not a poor alternative to seeing someone face to face - evaluation shows that it can be every bit as effective. It can be an effective and convenient way of getting the help you need.

Call me now to see how I can be of help


Just 3 steps to getting help:

3 steps to getting the help you need

How it works

Step 1 - make contact

You can make initial contact with me in one of two ways:
  • by phone on 07914 843855 
  • via the contact form on my website which you'll find here
Once we've established contact I'll invite you to book an initial session to talk about what's brought you in touch and what you're looking for. 


Step 2 - arrange first FREE session

Our first session is a chance for us to get to know more about each other. It's around 30 minutes and there's no charge for this. It's the chance for me to learn what has brought you in touch and how I might be able to help, and for you to find out about me and decide whether you would feel comfortable working with me. 

There's no obligation or pressure and you don't have to decide at this stage - it's better to take time and make the right choice.


Step 3 - plan further sessions

If we agree to work together then we can arrange a further session or sessions. These are an hour in length. We'll work together for as long as you feel you need and are getting a clear benefit than we can both measure.

That's it - why don't you call me today to see how I can be of help?


A bit about how I work

The model of therapy I use is known as integrative and brings together a range of approaches in a coherent framework. 

This approach recognises that there is no 'one size fits all' in therapy, and that there are benefits to clients when therapists are able to draw on a range of therapeutic approaches.

The approaches that I commonly draw on include person-centred, transactional analysis, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based approaches.

More about me and my approach


Telephone or Skype?


Skype

We can use either landline or Skype for our sessions. Skype is software that allows users to make secure voice calls over the internet, and calls to other Skype users are free. 

Whether we speak via landline or Skype it's important that you have access to a private and comfortable place that you can use to speak, and ensure as far as possible that you won't be interrupted for the duration of our session. 


Fees and payment

Our initial session is free of charge. If we agree to work together after that the fees for each session are:

£40 per 60 minute session. 

Fees are payable in advance and I can accept payment by cheque or via Pay Pal.

NHS staff discount

I offer a discount for NHS staff on my standard rates - please click below for details. 



About me

I’ve been a  counsellor and therapist for more than 25 years, as well as a therapy service manager, and a trainer and consultant in therapy outcome evaluation. 


I have experience of a wide range of common problems including anger management, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, general counselling, life coaching, personal development, relationship and marriage counselling, self esteem, stress, work related issues and many others. 

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80% of people are better off after therapy

About counselling and therapy

Counselling and psychotherapy provide a space where you can explore the issues and concerns that are troubling you and help you regain a sense of balance and direction. 

The good news is that on average, 80% of people who have therapy are significantly better off than people who do not. Contrary to what you may have heard there is no evidence that any one type of therapy is better than another for commonly experienced problems - it's factors like the quality of the therapy relationship and the effectiveness of the therapist that make a much bigger difference. 

Read more about the effectiveness of therapy in the section What works in therapy?...