Initial appointment

We will first meet for an initial one hour appointment to help you decide whether you would like to proceed. This can be a good time to discuss what brings you to counselling and/or one-to-one mindfulness training.  It is also a valuable time for us to discuss any expectations you may have and get a sense of what it would be like to work together.

 

Further sessions

We would normally meet for an hour each week. Sometimes people prefer to come fortnightly – we can discuss this in our initial session if you feel that this option would be better for you.

 

Confidentiality

The content of our sessions is confidential. The only exceptions are if I am concerned about you harming yourself or another; or if in my opinion there is a child protection issue. I am also legally required to report any involvement in or knowledge of serious criminal activity, including terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering. 

 

Fees

If I haven’t worked with you before, I offer a discounted fee of £30 for the initial appointment. All other individual sessions are £45 and last an hour. Fees are payable by cash or by advanced bank transfer. 

 

Cancellations

I request at least 24 hours notice for any cancellation or else you may be charged the full fee.

 

Locations

I am able to offer appointments from Musselburgh and Cameron Toll. Each venue offers comfortable rooms, easy parking and are easily accessible by public transport.

Musselburgh venue: CHANGES Community  Health Project, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6QA

(Buses no. 25; 26; X26; 30; 44; 106; 113; 124)

Edinburgh venue: Hawthorn Holistic Therapies, Conan Doyle Medical Centre, 4 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh, EH16 5TY

(Buses no. 24; 29; 38; 42; 49; 300 to Cameron Toll)