The Counselling Zone

CHANGING LIVES - ONE CLIENT AT A TIME...
Face to Face
One hour sessions face to face counselling sessions are offered to those who can travel to Plymouth or to London. 

Face to Face Benefits - You talk to a real person, in the flesh, with all the comfort of immediate feedback and assured confidentiality.  In real life, I can observe you more accurately and provide incisive feedback on the spot. The atmosphere of the room can and does help the therapeutic process and is fully controlled for noise, interruptions and other unpredictable disturbances.

Face to Face Disadvantages - you need to live near Plymouth.

Venues: 

Falcon House, Eagle Rd, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 5JY

Face to Face Fees - from £35 per hour



Skype - VOIP

One hour sessions can be booked - Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays


Skype Benefits - you can speak to me from the comfort of  your own home. Especially useful for the disabled, and for carers. Client and counsellor can still see each other and monitor each other’s facial expressions. You can choose to be seen or not seen, but you can always see me. Whilst there is potential for problems (see below), this method can and does work very well for many clients.

Skype  Disadvantages - the atmosphere is partially interrupted/disturbed by use of the technology and the technology itself can be problematic. The session could be interrupted by incidents in your home/people in your home. You may feel as if you’re not safe to ‘chat’ if others are around in your house/your office, at the same time. You may still feel inhibited even if others aren’t around. 

Skype Fees from… £30 per hour (multi)

Phone Counselling

One hour sessions can be booked - Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays

Phone Benefits
Easy to use reliable mobile technology can give you the client, a level of anonymity which, if you're new to counselling, may be of great help in the early stages. Telephone counselling will give you a level of control you may need at a time when so much is not in your control. You will get time to adjust to the way counselling works, and still have an opporutnity to gain value from it without feeling at risk.

Phone disadvantages
Visual cues can’t be used to support the client/counsellor relationship. Phones are technology and they can break/batteries discharge and can’t be powered up again etc. This method is not recommended for clients who remain anonymous but are also in a state of crisis/suicidal. It’s important for me that I can direct emergency service support if ever the need should arise.

Phone Fees - £35 per hour  
Email Counselling

Emails per batch of 8 (each email is a maximum of 1000 words - roughly twice as many words used to describe myself in the ‘About Me’ section) - £160.00

All eight email responses need to be purchased in advance. Please allow one week after receiving your email, for each response to reach you. 

Email Benefits
Anonymous service if required. Sessions are recorded in writing and so can be referred back to again and again. 

Email disadvantages
Keeping emails confidential can, for some clients, be quite problematic where there are shared computers in the house. ‘Spontaneity’ is removed from the therapeutic process, and as such, the potential for spontaneous creative insights that occur naturally in the therapeutic process. This method is not recommended for clients who remain anonymous but are also in a state of crisis/suicidal. It’s important for me that I can direct emergency service support if ever the need should arise. 

Email Fees - £160 per batch of 8 emails