One off ‘sounding board’ consultations.

One off consultation

I offer a one off consultation to assist with a range of situations, when you may not need or are unable to commit to short or longer term support.

 

“I don’t need therapy. I need someone to listen.”

Sometimes, talking to someone independent in a confidential setting can make all the difference. These sessions can last up to 2 hours (120 mins).

1. One off consultations can be an opportunity.

Is this you? You want to

  • sense-check decisions you have to take;
  • get motivation or comfort ahead of an important or difficult meeting;
  • identify tools and strategies to support you through a particular phase or time in your life;
  • get something off your chest.

Instead of me solving the problem for you, the aim is to help you find an answer and approach that works for you.

2. I specialise in one off consultations for the following areas:

Bereavement and Grief

A consultation can assist ahead of attending a funeral, grief anniversaries, memorial services, or if you wish to have your own special moment of grief support.

Life-changing illness (esp cancer) or events

Whether you are the one with the diagnosis, a relative or friend, a session with someone independent can assist in processing difficult news or decisions. It can help you in exploring plans and support, that may be needed to cope with the situation as best as possible. If you are affected by cancer and wonder how cancer counselling or even a one off session may help, then find out more here.

Other life changes

You may be considering changes of your own or are facing changes that are not of your choice – in the private, working or other areas of your life. You may have some ideas and need the last bit of courage to make them happen. Or you are starting with an empty sheet and want to start exploring your options.

Creative blocks

These can happen to us all at any time. A consultation can assist you in identifying the nature and cause of the block, and explore useful changes to help you reconnect with your creativity.

To get something off your chest

Sometimes we are burdened by things we did or did not do. Talking about it can be a release and may help you to move on.

Anything else?

If there is anything that you would consider seeking a one off consultation for, then feel free to contact me in confidence.

3. Areas unsuitable for one off support

Clearly, this service does not work for every problem. It is not a quick fix for issues which require and deserve more time. Neither are these sessions a substitute for medical advice.

Please note that I do not offer one off consultations for support with addictions, self harm, feeling suicidal, or serious and long-term mental health issues. In any of such cases please consult a medical professional or crisis support like the Samaritans in the UK and ROI.

4. Fees

My fee for an extended one off 2 hour (120 min) consultation is £150 ($192 / 163Euro)

Payments are done online via bank transfer or PayPal and have to be received on the day of our consultation.

Cancellations with less than 48 hiurs (2 working days) notice incur the full fee. For cancellations with more notice a £20 fee applies. I always aim to provide alternative slots.

 

 

 

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