Telephone: 0789 405 2374  Email:

When you are considering counselling you often have many practical questions. Below is a list of the most common. If there is anything else you would like to know that you don't see answered here, please get in touch.

What happens in the first session?

The first session is an assessment session and is therefore somewhat different to a usual counselling session. It is an opportunity for you to find out if counselling with me is right for you. We will talk about what has brought you to counselling, what you want to achieve and any questions or concerns you may have.

How often should I attend?

All counselling sessions are for 50 minutes.  We would meet once a week and, ideally, at a regular time. I don't offer sessions less than once a week, as I believe counselling is most effective when you are regularly looking at your issues. If you feel that you need to have counselling more frequently, or that you would benefit from longer sessions, this is something that we can discuss and arrange if we decide it will benefit you.

How long will I need?

The amount of time each person may need in counselling varies from person to person and may depend on why you have decided to come. Initially I would suggest we see each other for eight sessions and then talk about how you are feeling and whether you want to continue. If you want to focus on one particular issue then this may be enough. If you want to explore more than one issue I would recommend longer term counselling, which can be for as long as you need. You chose what we discuss and of course you can decide to stop the counselling at any time.

When are you available?

I am available on Monday to Friday afternoons and evenings (1pm - 8pm).

Where are you based?

I am based in Newport, on the Isle of Wight. Please contact me directly if you want more information about the precise location.

What does it cost?

Sessions cost £40 for 50 minutes.

How do I contact you?

Telephone:  You can call me on 0789 405 2374. If this phone goes to voicemail, please leave a message letting me know your details and I'll call you back when it's best for you. I will endeavour to respond within 24 hours.

Email: You can email me, Emily, at I check the email twice a day and will endeavour to respond within 24 hours.

Please be aware that if you contact me over the weekend or over a Bank Holiday I may not get back to you until the next working day.

Both the phone and email accounts are private and confidential and only I have access. Your message will be deleted once I have heard or read it. All client information is kept securely and destroyed as soon as it is no longer needed.