More info

Getting started

Get in touch and we can arrange a free 30-minute phone consultation and/or an initial session.

Free 30-minute phone consultation

We can arrange to have a short talk on the phone to get a first idea of what I am like, ask questions you have about counselling, check if we have matching availability, and if wanted give me a brief idea of what you are looking for.

Initial assessment

The initial assessment session (1 hour, £40) is a chance for the two of us to meet, to get an idea about whether we can work together. There are no tests or questionnaires to fill out but I will ask questions about what has been happening for you, and I will ask you to provide your contact details and those of your GP.

Mostly I am interested in hearing about what has brought you to counselling and therapy at this time, and what your aims might be. I will also talk to you about confidentiality, privacy, how I work ethically, and I will explain my supervision arrangements

In the session we can discuss if the type of counselling I offer (person-centred) is appropriate for you at this time, and if needed we can discuss referring you on to another therapist or service. This pre-counselling session is also a chance for you to find out more about counselling and therapy, and assess whether you’d like to work with me.

Availability

Mondays 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 5pm, 6pm

Tuesdays 5pm

Fridays 1pm, 4pm

Contact details and Location

Gracelands Yard is a 10-minute walk from Kensal Rise station (Overground Stratford-Richmond) or Kensal Green station (Overground Euston-Watford Junction; Bakerloo line). Several buses stop nearby: 6, 52, 187, 302, 452. You can pay for parking on the street on Leighton Road, and before 12pm or after 3pm there is free parking on Hardinge Road.

Fees and cancellations

Video

50-minute session via Zoom, from the comfort of your own home (UK).

Walk and Talk

50-minute outdoor session in one of the local parks (London NW10/NW6).

In-person*

50-minute face-to-face session at Gracelands Yard, NW10.

* Please see the full risk assessment for covid-19 and in-person sessions.

Lower fees offered for those on low income / students (limited slots). Please ask about availability.

Initial assessment session £40 for 1 hour.

Sessions are invoiced weekly and payment can be made by BACS, card payment (online or in person), or cash.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made 24 hours before a session, or the full fee is payable as a cancellation fee.