Counselling and Life Coaching services are normally delivered on a one to one basis using Zoom or Facetime teleconferencing. There is the option of audio only calls via telephone. In person face-to-face sessions are no longer available.
Counselling often incorporates a degree of coaching, especially where a client identifies an objective they wish to pursue. And similarly, life coaching can touch deeper emotional issues that may impact a clients ability to achieve their life goals. Both therapist and client monitor the potential movement between counselling and coaching and the services provided can be modified with joint agreement.
Availability – My availability is normally Tuesday to Thursday between 8am and 4pm (no evening or weekend appointments).
Fees – Sessions usually last 60 minutes and the fee is £50 payable by timely bank transfer.
Missed sessions or late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) are charged at £25.
The first session aims to understand more about the issue or difficulty you would like to address and how we might work together to seek change. I also explain more about the commitments we would both make to the therapeutic process. Most of the first session is actually experiencing working with me as your therapist. The fee for the first session is also £50.
Frequency – Counselling and Life Coaching sessions are normally held weekly, but not necessarily on the same day at the same time, and we would book from week to week. Further details are explained in the initial session.
In time, session frequency often moves to every 2 or 3 weeks and when we have finished our work together, many clients like to return on an adhoc basis, as and when they feel the need.
Length of the work – Counselling can be long term depending the issues that are uncovered and how deeply embedded they are in your life. But counselling can also be relatively short term too. Until we start to explore and uncover the issues that are affecting your life, it is difficult to predict.
Mindful Living and Meditation can be learnt and developed as a personal practice and way of being. To deepen our awareness of the way we live in ways that enable change to occur. Often in similar ways to counselling outcomes rooted in changes to self awareness and acceptance.
The form of Mindfulness and Meditation I teach is informed by Western (secular) Buddhism that includes the ethical aspects sometimes marginalised in modern Mindfulness training.
I usually teach Mindfulness and Meditation in a group setting at the premises of external bodies and organisations. Groups are typically held once or twice a month for 60-90 minutes. Fees available on request with reductions for charities.