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Session timing and frequency

Psychotherapy and Counselling usually takes place weekly in a session lasting 55 minutes.  Occasionally sessions, particularly those for couples can take place more or less frequently and/or longer sessions can be negotiated in advance. 

The initial session

In the initial session I can tell you more about the way I work and you can say what leads you to consider Counselling & Psychotherapy.   From this we can decide whether we will work with one another. 


My full fee per session is £65 and I appreciate that not everyone will find that affordable. So as to make my work available to more people, I offer that you can pay between £65-£30. How much you pay is based on trust, not on a means test. However I may discuss your fee amount with you if you seem to paying significantly more or less than you can afford.  

The fee is payable in cash or cheque at each session, or via bank transfer if me are meeting online or on the phone.

Online, face-to-face or telephone sessions

My Chipstead CR5 premises are in a garden studio room, with space for us to sit 2m apart.  If we are meeting online then you need to have privacy, a good internet connection and access to a computer with webcam and sound. Ideally put your screen on a firm service, not swaying on your lap.  Phoning just requires privacy and some clients have found good privacy in their car.

"Katrina and I spoke over Skype which was ideal for me as I am disabled, but it felt like we were in the same space" Steph


Accessibility : In Chipstead, my practice room is up a step and regrettably I do not have a waiting room.  In Banstead, the practice room is on the ground floor and you can wait in the shop area where a chair can be provided.  


Professional and Ethical Standards

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I also belong to various other groups providing professional support and networking opportunities.

I work to both the BACP and UKAHPP codes of practice and ethics assuring you of the highest standards of integrity, impartiality and respect (see links below).  Our work is confidential (unless life is endangered when I would attempt to discuss any decision to break confidentiality with you beforehand).