Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help me?
Counselling allows you to discuss your problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment, without being judged or criticised.
I will focus on you and listen to your concerns and help you to find out how you might be able to deal with your problems.
I also offer support to couples or family members who want to address constructively their relationship issues in a safe environment.
You should feel comfortable before you decide to begin the counselling journey.
A preliminary phone conversation to discuss your issues is useful to decide together the most appropriate way forward.
Please contact me via Email or Phone.
Please make sure you check your junk folder for my initial reply
Is what we discuss confidential?
All information disclosed during our sessions will be treated as confidential according to the strict rules laid down by the BACP
For more information, please click BACP Ethical Framework
How many sessions are needed?
It is very difficult to define how many sessions would be required as it depends on individual needs.
I usually recommend a minimum of six and a maximum of twelve sessions but I am open to short, medium and long term counselling based on what it will be mutually agreed or deemed necessary.
When do you offer counselling sessions?
I generally see clients weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
In specific circumstances, I may be able to offer appointments in early evenings or Saturday mornings.
How long does each counselling sessions last?
Individual session will last approximately 50 minutes.
Couple counselling sessions will last approximately 70 minutes
How much do I have to pay for individual counselling sessions?
Concessions are available in specific circumstances and depending on the location/time of the session.
Ask me for more information.
How much do we have to pay for couple counselling sessions?
What do I need to do if I want counselling?
You can contact me via Email or Phone to arrange for the most convenient time to meet.
Please check your email junk folder for my initial reply .
If you call my mobile 07816517913 and I am unable to answer, please remember to leave a message with your name and contact details.
I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Are you registered by professional bodies?
I am a registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Maria Russo @ Counselling Directory
Are you fully qualified?
I hold BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis course, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and validated by the University of Middlesex, as well as a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and validated by the University of Middlesex.