If you need urgent help please consider the following:
Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year, by calling 116 123. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Papyrus offer support for children and young people under the age of 35 over the phone on 0800 068 41 41 between 9am – midnight every day of the year. If you would rather text you can do so on 07786 209697 or send an email to email@example.com
The best way to contact me is via my email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text/whatsapp 07904 549 493 – I am usually not available to take calls and do not return calls to unknown numbers unless a message is left. I may read your WhatsApp message (double blue tick!) but may take time to reply depending on the time of day and my face to face workload etc so please do not take it personally if I don’t reply straight away and I may not reply for some time on weekends in particular. You may also use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
Availability October/November 2023
I currently have very limited availability and there may be a wait time for new client appointments. I apologise for the inconvenience – if you are OK to wait, please get in touch then I can add you to the wait list and get in touch with you as soon as something is available (I appreciate you may prefer to find someone with more availability!)
Initial assessment appointments last one hour, and any admin such as assessment and paperwork now takes place online either before or after the first sesssion. Payment is also online only, as it has been for some time, and is required to confirm the booking. I charge for initial assessments at my usual hourly rate.
Initial sessions (assessments) are simply a chance for us to have a chat in some detail about your concerns, look at how I can help, and discuss practical steps such as frequency and timing of any future appointments. You can look on an initial assessment session as a form of emotional first aid – sometimes people just need a one hour chat to get unstuck, but there is always the option of further sessions if issues are deeper rooted or require more exploration.
I am currently working face to face Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays with first appointments around from midday and last appointments up to 7.30/8pm. I work remotely at other times as per demand. On busy days I will be in sessions with clients all day and then tied up with admin and paperwork, so please be patient in waiting for responses from me.
You do not have to give me lots of information, although may add a little background info if you wish. It can be very helpful if you mention what sorts of times you are looking for as this helps me to respond with appropriate availability.
Please be assured that I treat all emails and other enquiries as confidential information.
It’s helpful if you can state when you can attend so I can see if it would fit my schedule. Thank you.