Jackie Riley Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR
in Basingstoke, and in Beaminster, Dorset

Frequently Asked Questions

What does counselling cost?
Fees are £50 for individuals and £60 for couples

Is psychosexual therapy a different price?
No it is the same.

What about EMDR?
Sessions for EMDR are longer and so fees are charged pro rata

How long are sessions?
Sessions last 50 minutes followed by administration.
EMDR sessions are one and a half hours long.

How many will I need?
This is an impossible question to answer as it depends on so many factors. What you are wanting to deal with... Your availability... Whether it is counselling or a sexual issue. Some sexual problems take longer to address than others. I can give you a better idea when we meet.

Must I attend at the same time each week?
No. It is up to you. I am very flexible offering daytime and evening appointments. I am happy to work weekly or fortnightly and often less frequently when the main initial therapy has been completed. Sessions too far apart to start with tend to limit progress.

Is what I tell you confidential?
Completely! The only time I may have to discuss what you tell me with someone else is if someone was in danger and you and I would agree on how to deal with this. I never discuss clients with anyone except my supervisors. All therapists have supervision to ensure we are working ethically and safely. Your name is never known to them.

Do you have disabled access?
I have a single step into my therapy room in Dorset. It is on the ground floor. There is a lift and full disabled access at my Basingstoke practice.

Do you offer telephone or Skype sessions?
Yes both. A lot of clients leading busy lives or living a distance from me choose this way of working. I have offered both for some time and it works well for many clients.

How much notice do I have to give to cancel or change an appointment?
I require at least 24 hours notice but am grateful for as much notice as possible. Fees are payable if no notice is given to cancel an appointment as it means I am unable to offer your appointment to another client. If your appointment is on a Monday notice to cancel must be given by the preceding Friday.

Can I pay for my counselling by card?
I am afraid I only take cash or cheque but I do also offer direct bank transfer payable 24 hours in advance of sessions if you prefer this way of paying. This is particularly popular with my telephone and Skype clients as it is so easy. Payment by cash or cheque is at the end of each session.

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