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. We can discuss this together.

How often should I come for counselling?

I offer weekly sessions and and most people accept a day and time slot  which they can stick to. There is a degree of flexibility on this  as I understand that may not always be possible when, for example, someone does shift work, although I do stress that I can’t guarantee to hold your space and time if you are unable to attend regularly.  Your continuity and commitment to the counselling process is important in order to derive the 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.


Endings in counselling are an inevitable part of therapy.  Your decision to terminate counselling would ideally be discussed during the sessions.  I also have the right to terminate the therapy, if necessary, but not without discussing this with you fully first.

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