Frequently asked questions

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Why have counselling?

People choose to have counselling when they are facing problems or difficulties in their life that they feel unable to share with friends and family.


What is counselling?

 It is an opportunity to explore issues either current or from the past in a confidential and safe environment. Perhaps you have suffered a bereavement? Have gone through a divorce? Perhaps you suffer from anxiety?  Your counsellor will work with you to either help you find solutions or to help you find ways of coping better. 

I am experienced in working with many different types of problems and issues; I have listed some of them here.


What happens?

Your counsellor will offer you the space and time to discuss what is bothering you. Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and at Calm Harbour, you can choose to have as many or as few sessions as you feel you need.


How do I know you are right for me?

I offer all new clients an initial 20 minute telephone assessment, free of charge.This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process and for you to decide if you feel you would be comfortable working with me.


How much does it cost?

1: Face to face 50 minute session is £40.

2: Telephone counselling 50 minute session £40

3: Home visits - 50 minute face to face session £45 plus a minimal additional fee of £10 (dependant on distance) for travelling and time.

(Home visits are subject to assessment and a risk assessment).


  • I offer reductions for students and those on certain benefits. 


  • I offer discounted rates for block bookings.


  • Please feel free to discuss your individual circumstances and needs with me


  • Payment by BANK TRANSFER should be made at least 24 hours in advance to secure your appointment.


  • Calm Harbour operates a 24 hour cancellation policy.  Any cancellations made with less than 24 hour's notice will incur a £20 cancellation fee.