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 but may take time to reply depending on the time of day etc. You may also use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
September 2nd – Current Availability
Due to high demand for my services there may currently be a wait time for new client appointments. Please do not take this personally, I wish I could see more people but need to ensure I can offer my best to each client and therefore limit the hours I work. I may have availability at short notice due to cancellations and for this reason offer a standby waiting list whereby slots will be released as soon as they become available. Please enquire for full details and to look at scheduling an appointment in advance or going on the waiting list.
I am taking supervision enquiries as usual but am currently unable to see student supervisees.
If you have any concerns regarding the current pandemic please read my Covid-19 Information Page
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.
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.
My usual working days in Manchester are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I mainly work afternoons and evenings with first appointments around 1.30pm and last appointments up to 7.30/8pm. 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.
I appreciate that hard times have meant many people have reduced incomes, for this reason I am currently offering a sliding scale of fees – in other words, within certain limits, pay what you can afford/think appropriate for you. Due to my own costs and needs I need to set a minimum of £40 per session, up to a suggested maximum of £80 (if you are on a high income which has been unaffected by the lockdown, higher fees will help me in the recovery of my practice and also help me support those who are on lower incomes, I would hope to lower the suggested minimum fee if enough people pay higher fees to make it work out!). This will be a new way of working for me and I may review it depending on how it works out.
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.