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You may contact me by telephone on 01484 847246 or 07960 881974. My office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tue-Thu. If I am not available when you call, please leave a message with reception or on my landline answering service (both of which are confidential). I will return your call as soon as I can. This is normally within 2 working days.
I usually respond to emails within one working day holiday times please allow up to 4 days for a response. Please include details of how you prefer me to contact you (e.g. phone/email).
Individuals, couples or organisations are invited to contact me to arrange an initial appointment. This will be a chance for us each to decide if we you could benefit from working together and there is no obligation to arrange further sessions. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and this may not necessarily be the first counsellor or psychotherapist you see.Many people seeking counselling for the first time find this a nerve-racking prospect. It can feel like an enormous step to take. Occasionally they may feel they are 'weak' for needing help. My own view is that facing up to problems and tackling them requires great courage. I will do my best to make the process as easy as possible.I will offer you an appointment as soon as I can. Depending on your flexibility with the time of day you are available, this can be within a few days and is rarely more than two weeks.