Information about my office, fees and also how to book an appointment

Free 30 Minute Initial Session

I would be pleased to offer a free 30 minute online session, where you can find out more about me and how I work.

The quality of our relationship is vital and this first session is an opportunity to explore the issues you may wish to bring to counselling, and ask me any questions you may have.

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Counselling Appointments

If you feel that counselling may be helpful to you please contact me for more information or to make an appointment.

Once we decide if our working together is the best form of help for you, we will then make arrangements to meet on a regular basis, usually at the same time each week.

Each session will last up to an hour. How many sessions you have will depend on your personal circumstances. Counselling is a process which takes time and commitment. Many issues can be resolved in short-term therapy, but some may take longer. We can discuss this at our initial appointment.


Everything we discuss will be kept strictly confidential. However, it is possible that in particular circumstances I may feel it is appropriate to inform someone else of an issue raised in our work, for example; if I believed that you or someone else was at risk of serious harm.

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Code of Ethics

  • I am a Senior Accredited Registered member of the BACP and if you wish to verify my registration you can do so at
  • If you have any concerns about our work, that you feel unable to resolve with me in person, you may contact the BACP directly
  • As a Senior Professional Member, I also adhere to the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) Code of Ethics.
  • Finally, I am always open to feedback and hope that if you have any concerns about our sessions you will feel able to discuss these with me


I have a very pleasant room, used exclusively for seeing clients. It is located in Churwell, South Leeds, just 4 miles from the City Centre.

By car it is easy to access from both the M621 (junction 1) and M62 (junction 28), along the A6110 Leeds Ring Road, 5 minutes from The White Rose Shopping Centre.

There are also bus stops on Elland Road (A643) and a railway station at Cottingley, both of which are just a few minutes walk away.

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Fees & Charges


Initial session:

£0 – Free (30 minutes)

Standard session:

£65 per hour

If your circumstances make this difficult to afford, please do contact me and we can discuss making an exception.


Initial session:

£0 – Free (45 minutes)

Standard session:

£65 per hour or email exchange of 650 words

£95 for 1.5hr session or email exchange of 1000 words

£125 for 2hr session or email exchange of 1350 words

Contact me when you're ready

Contact Form

If you think I may be able to help you, please use this contact form to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  

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Appointment Information

I offer all new clients a short initial session free of charge. The aim is to allow you an opportunity to find out more about me, how I work and if I'm the right Therapist for you. If you would like to make an appointment please contact me to check availability. Future sessions are charged at my standard rate. Please click here to view information about my standard fees.

Call 07772 290 986

If I can’t take your call then please leave a voicemail or send me a text. I will be happy to return your call as soon as I am available.


Online Chat & Video Calls

Please click here to find out how you can contact me online, using tools like Zoom and Wellola.

Send Me A Message

Please use the contact form on this page to send me a free message. Alternatively you can email me directly at

Office Location

I have a very pleasant therapy room, located in Churwell, South Leeds (just 4 miles from the City Centre). The full address will be made available to you when you book your first face to face appointment.

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