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Frequently Asked Questions ...


How to contact me?

You can phone to leave a message or text on 07856905442 or send an email through my website contact page. It is helpful if you can give me an idea of the sort of help you want, some times and dates when you are regularly available and we can then arrange a date and time for a first meeting.

Following this we will both decide if we want to continue for further sessions. If we agree, then we can arrange a future time to meet.   It is important we start on time and stick to time boundaries especially as the room may be in use before and after our session.



I offer low cost counselling at £40 per 1 hour session from Jersey Marine, easily accessible from Neath and Swansea. However, anyone who has seen me at any time before April 2021 will always pay the original session fee they paid when they first came.

If you book a session and cancel with less than 24 hours notice or do not show up at all, the full session fee may be payable, bearing in mind I may have had to turn down another person who wanted to book the slot.  However we will always talk about this if it happens and take into consideration the reasons for cancellation. 



Our sessions are completely confidential but there are some exceptions, for example:

•Where I believe there is a risk of harm to you or somebody else

•If I am required by a court of law to give evidence (for example in criminal proceedings).


I attend regular supervision sessions where I may discuss our work together, but here your identity will be protected.


We live in a small world, and so here is my chance to clarify how you might expect me to respond in any interactions outside the counselling session that may occur between us. It is possible we will encounter each other in our day to day lives (shopping, passing in the street etc.). In these circumstances I will acknowledge you if you first make contact, but not otherwise. This preserves your privacy and confidentiality should you be with someone who is not aware you are having counselling. In the event that we are in a social setting together, I am comfortable with you disclosing the nature of our relationship if this if that feels appropriate for you, otherwise I would not indicate we had met before. Should you choose to disclose the reason for our connection, I will not discuss anything relating to your situation or sessions.


what are some of the issues counselling can help with?

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Helping You Grow

Lessons for life / How might counselling work?


There's a hole in the pavement - By Portia Nelson


Chapter One

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the pavement.

I fall in. I am lost .... I am helpless.

It isn't my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.


Chapter Two

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the pavement.

I pretend that I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I am in this same place.

But, it isn't my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.


Chapter Three

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the pavement.

I see it is there.

I still fall in ... it's a habit ... but, my eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault. I get out immediately.


Chapter Four

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the pavement. I walk around it.


Chapter Five

I walk down another street.

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