If I think I need counselling, what do I do next?
If you think you would benefit from counselling, the first step is to get in touch, either by phone or by email. I will respond quickly and will usually arrange to have a five minute conversation with you on the phone before inviting you to come to Waterloo counselling
Arranging a first session
After we have spoken on the phone, you may decide you want to come for counselling.
We arrange a first session together and think about why you want to come to counselling and whether the process will be helpful to you.
This first session is for you to decide whether you want to come to counselling with me. We also consider whether time-limited or ongoing counselling would be better for you, depending on what is affordable, what your needs are and what other commitments you have.
How to find me
Waterloo counselling is easily accessible via tube and bus routes. It is a ten minute walk from Elephant or Castle and Waterloo tube stations and five minutes from Lambeth North. The address is:
Unit 3D The Chandlery
50 Westminster Bridge Road
When you get to the Chandlery on Westminster Bridge Road, push the metal gate to get into the courtyard and my therapy place is the building on the left, just past the bike stand. Ring the buzzer for 3D and I will buzz you in. Take the lift to the third floor and I will be waiting to meet you.
Waterloo counselling is located in a larger counselling service called the Flame and this is on the third floor in the Chandlery building. There is a lift up to the third floor. Once you are in the counselling service, there is a small flight of stairs up to the counselling rooms. This means there is no access for people who are in a wheelchair.
I charge £60 for the initial assessment session which usually last just over an hour, and £55 per session for time-limited and ongoing work. Every session is 50 minutes long. I charge for missed sessions.
I want to ensure counselling is affordable to a range of people and I offer reduced fees to people on a low wage, not in work or studying. If you are not on a low wage but are still worried about whether you can afford counselling, we think together about setting a limited amount of sessions that feels affordable but also effective in terms of enabling change.
I am a registered member of BACP and an accredited member of UKCP. I adhere to their ethical code of conduct.
All contact with me is confidential. As a psychodynamic practitioner, I am in supervision and share information with my supervisor. Information is not shared with anyone else. The only exception is if I believe you are at serious risk either to yourself or to others.
How to contact me
You can contact me by phone or email
Tel: 07428 939946