Frequently Asked Questions

Counselling & Psychotherapy In Greater Manchester & across the UK via Zoom or Telephone

I’m afraid it is impossible to say. Each case is different and people respond to counselling and psychotherapy in different ways. What I can offer is that your counselling program will be individually tailored to you and designed to help you resolve your issues at your own pace.

It’s a bit of a cliche that counsellors always ask their clients to talk about their childhood. You will find that your sessions with a counsellor are wide ranging and will include a great number of topics, some of which you may not realise are related to your particular problem or issue. My skill as a counsellor is in understanding how all these topics are related and how the mind interconnects them, so that we can make sense of them and really get to the route of the problem.

Not if you don’t want to. Counselling is a very personal process, and whilst some people find it useful to share their experiences with friends and family, others like to keep it to themselves. It is entirely up to you. As a result of counselling you might find that you want to speak to certain people about certain subjects, but you don’t have to tell them about the counselling if you don’t want to.

There is no actual counselling done in the first session, the first session is all about you telling me your story and you deciding at the end of the session whether you feel like you would like to start your counselling process.

Counselling & Psychotherapy Sessions Online and in Greater Manchester

Most of my work is long term and open-ended, which means that therapy will progress for as long as we both feel necessary to you. From my experience, it takes time and willingness to get to the core of the issues. Along the way, we start finding solutions and ways of dealing with the situations that matter to you and that are affecting your daily life. Therapy is a process, leading to real changes and deeper transformations.

I suggest an initial commitment of at least 8 sessions. Real changes require deep and meaningful work.

However, sometimes we go through some crisis or specific difficult events, when we need immediate help and support, for a shorter period of time. Please reach out to me and we can discuss your needs and decide on the best path for you.


Counselling Sessions: £75. Each session lasts 60 minutes.

Couples Counselling: £100 per session (one hour).

Coaching Packages: Please enquire.

Corporate Coaching Packages: Please enquire.


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