Sally Bunce Counselling & Psychotherapy
Harpenden, Hertfordshire & Online

Questions & Answers. Sunflower


Q: Why come to therapy?
A: Maybe your life feels like it's all too much for you at the moment and you could benefit from a place to take some time-out. Could you use a regular quiet time each week?:

  • to explore your anxieties
  • to talk about low feelings
  • to manage your stress levels
  • to discuss your relationships
  • to share feelings of grief
  • to consider changes to your life

  • Q: How can I get started?
    A: It's quite easy:
  • Click this link Email me or phone me on 07484 222175
  • You can ask me further questions by email or just ask for an appointment
  • Read my Privacy Policy to reassure yourself about how I keep your enquiry confidential
  • It helps if you say when you can’t attend or times you are looking for
  • You can call also me to discuss your requirements, if you get my answerphone – let me know a good time to return your call and whether you are happy for me to leave a message
  • Once we agree an appointment I send you directions to my address
  • We meet at the agreed day and time for 50 minutes and I welcome you to my consulting room
  • You tell me what is bothering you and I explain about my practice
  • You pay me at the end of the session by cash, cheque or bank transfer and we agree our next session
  • If you decide I am offering the right approach for you after 1-2 sessions we complete an agreement about a regular days/times, fees etc
  • We take it from there….

    Q: How long will I come to see you for?
    A: This is up to you and what feels right for you. I offer open-ended therapy or we can agree a fixed number of weeks or months.

    Q: How often will I attend?
    A: This depends on your situation but I recommend a minimum of once-weekly as you will find a regular slot each week may help you become settled. Sometimes clients find it is helpful to come more frequently (2-3 times weekly) and we can discuss this.

    Q: Where is your consulting room?
    A: On the first floor in a private house on a quiet street.

    Q: Do you have a waiting room?
    A: No I am sorry I don't, so I would be grateful if you ring the doorbell at your appointment time.

    Q: Can I park outside?
    A: Yes, but 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. requires a visitors parking permit which I will provide for our first meeting. After the first meeting, you will be able to find car parking in nearby road which is outside of the restricted zone.

    Q: What reassurance do I have about the standard of your practice?
    A: All discussions are confidential and I comply with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework. Please also read my Privacy Policy.

    Q:What are the costs?
    A: My fees are subject to discussion between us at the initial consultation but my usual charge is
    £60-£65 for 50 minutes for regular once-weekly attendance for individuals, fees can be negotiated for more frequent therapy. If your situation is such that you cannot afford the full fee we can agree a suitable rate depending on your circumstances. I review my fees annually in conjunction with my clients.

    Q: What if I cannot attend my session?
    A: If you have an unavoidable appointment or difficulties placed on you because of work or family commitments I will do my best to offer you an alternative appointment in the same week. It is important for the process of the therapy to try to keep to your agreed sessions each week and all missed or cancelled sessions are subject to a cancellation fee agreed at the first meeting. If you have a varying work pattern e.g. shift work, irregular hours or childcare responsibilities I try to support you with a more flexible arrangement.

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