Fees & FAQ

How much will it cost?

I charge £45 per individual session and £60 for a couples session.

  • I also offer a limited amount of counselling sessions at a concessionary rate –  usually day time appointments.  Student counsellors in training are welcome.

How many sessions will I need?

Each session lasts for 50 minutes for individuals and 70 minutes for couples.

The number of sessions needed varies. Some people are goal orientated about what they want from counselling and find 6 – 12 sessions is sufficient.  Some people prefer an open-ended arrangement.

How often should I come for counselling?

Most people come for a weekly session and aim to come at the same time on the same day. There is a degree of flexibility on this  as I understand that may not always be possible, although I do stress that continuity and your commitment to counselling is important in order to get the greatest benefit from it.

What if I can’t come for a session?

If you need to cancel 48 hours notice is required or you will be expected to pay for the missed session in line with my cancellation policy.


Endings in counselling are an inevitable part of therapy.  Your decision to terminate counselling would ideally be discussed as part of the process of counselling.

Further information

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns or if you are trying to decide whether counselling is right for you.

Telephone: 07940565603  maria.mead1@btinternet.com