How do I begin therapy?

The first courageous step is to make contact and arrange a time that we can chat about your concerns. This chat is known as the assessment appointment and starts the process. The assessment is not so clinical as in attending a GP or hospital, neither is it interrogative, intrusive or invasive. It is simply the space where we look at your history leading up to you choosing to seek help. A platform for us to decide how best we might work together going forwards, a chance to talk about confidentiality (NB for security notes are handwritten only, stored and securely archived), receive a clear overview of the options available, discover the therapist’s philosophy informing what therapy in practice really looks like. If we decide we are a fit and choose to continue, review takes place approximately every six weeks.  Please note that although you may experience a range of feelings, the first session is for assessment only and no therapy takes place.

Call or text +44 (0)7976 545775 email [email protected] or click here

Practice Location and Opening Hours

Leigh-on-Sea Appointments are on the hour, 1 pm to 6 pm Mondays, 9 am to 6 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thursdays 9 am to 2 pm. Alternative appointment times available upon request and will be given consideration. On street parking available.

Counselling & Psychotherapy £60 to £85 per 50 minute session individuals and couples. Fees are payable either in cash or via Paypal or Bank transfer.

Please contact separately for Local Authority fees and funding arrangements

Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and telephone counselling available amandaperl £60 per 50 minute session

Supervision £60 per hour, £75 per 1.5 hours, student discount will be considered on an individual basis.

Groups email or phone for availability, fees upon request

Training Available
Equality and Diversity, Group Dynamics, Change Management, Staff Management, Communication and Presentations, Discourse Analysis,
School Staff INSET days, Seminars, Conferences

Essex located in Leigh-on-Sea covering Southend, Thorpe Bay, Westcliff, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Pitsea, Wickford, Rayleigh, Eastwood, Chelmsford, Witham, South Woodham Ferrers, Grays, Thurrock, Colchester and all other locations within a 1 hour journey.

Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime available for London, the rest of the UK, Europe, the United States and International requirements.

Call or text +44 (0)7976 545775 email [email protected] or click here

If you are seeking a male therapist and/or a counsellor who covers Colchester and surrounding areas, please contact my colleague, Ian Rattray ianrattraytherapy.com