07704 251 237 claireblackburn@hushmail.com
SERVICES & COSTS

WHAT I OFFER

I offer short term (6 – 12 sessions) or long term (open ended) counselling sessions depending on your needs, expectations and requirements. The length of time you need can be discussed in our initial free session. Sessions usually occur weekly for 50 minutes.

I run a counselling practice in Sleaford serving Sleaford and the surrounding areas. Alongside this I offer online counselling to anyone in the UK who has private access to a computer.

There are many areas to be considered when working online and once you have made initial contact with me I will send you further detailed information about online therapy, privacy issues, informed consent and my social media policy.

COUNSELLING IN SLEAFORD

It can be a nerve wracking experience taking that first step into the counseling room and I aim to offer you a calm, non judgmental safe and peaceful environment for us to confidentially explore areas you may be struggling with. My practice is open to youths and adults. Please drop me an email or a call and we can look at which location is the most convenient for you.

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are £35 a session.

Online and Telephone Counselling

I offer online counselling sessions using online software such as Email, Instant Messaging, Skype and FaceTime to English speaking clients anywhere within the UK. Online counselling can be an effective alternative to face to face counselling. It may suit people who are unable or uncomfortable to attend face to face sessions, due to reasons such as location, disability, time restrictions or transport problems.

Telephone counselling is also available to people who do not feel comfortable using a computer.

I offer a free initial 30-minute session for online and telephone counselling to discuss your expectations, reasons for seeking therapy and if and how online or telephone counselling could work for you. If at the end of this session you feel you would like to go forward, then we can book regular sessions at a mutually convenient time. If you have a different method of online communication you would prefer to use, please contact me to discuss this.

Email Counselling

I also offer an email counselling service to anyone who may feel face to face or telephone counselling too uncomfortable or difficult. Although email counselling is not designed to replace traditional counselling, sometimes there may be circumstances or situations which make you feel it is too difficult or impossible to access live online or face to face therapy. Email counselling can offer you a discreet and confidential way to speak to a counsellor if you have access to your own private email address.

The email and instant messaging counselling I offer is encrypted by SSL which ensures your privacy and confidentiality as it means no one can hack or view our communication. If you feel email counselling is an option for you then please email me and I will provide you with an information sheet which outlines the process of email counselling. This will also bring to your attention some areas for consideration which may help you make a choice about whether email counselling is right for you.

One of the benefits of email counselling is you get to send your email to me at times that suit you, from any place that suits you, I can receive emails 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Please follow the link for the online counselling information sheet for further details on email counselling.

Costs

My fee’s for online (Skype/Facetime) and telephone counselling are £35 per 50-minute session. However, if you feel this is unaffordable to you please contact me as I may be able to offer lower rates to suit your budget.

Costs for email counselling are listed below and I offer a lower rate for low income earners and young people under the age of 20, please email me for further information. More than one email are subject to a 3-6 month time limit.

  • 1 Email £20.00
  • 2 Emails £30.00
  • Up to 3 Emails £35.00
  • Up to 5 Emails £60.00

I do offer lower costs for low income earners, students and youths, please enquire for further details.

Counselling sessions in my Sleaford office cost £35 and couples sessions cost £50 per session.

 

Payments can be received via cheque, cash, PayPal or bank transfer. Please enquire for details.