How much will it cost?

£50 per session – individuals

£60 per session – couples

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies according to your individual needs. Some people are goal orientated about what they want from counselling and find 6 – 12 sessions is sufficient.   Depending on  your circumstances and situation,  you may require a more open-ended arrangement.  This is something we can clarify and discuss together when we meet.

How often should I come for counselling?

When counselling is effective, it’s largely because of the relationship between client and counsellor. Therefore, when building that initial relationship, the commitment to regular weekly meetings where possible is going to be most helpful to kickstart the therapeutic process.  I would therefore recommend attending weekly, at least for the first 6 sessions, if possible.

What if I can’t come for a session?

If you need to cancel, I do require at least 24 hours notice or you will be charged in full for the missed session.  Full details of my cancellation policy is set out in my Terms of Engagement,  a copy of which you will be sent by email prior to your initial session.


Counselling involves the discussion of sensitive, personal information. This information, in conjunction with the identity of a client, will not be disclosed by me Maria Mead to external parties, other than in the following exceptional circumstances, under which I reserve the right (or may be bound by law) to break confidentiality:-

Where I have reason to believe that there is a serious risk of harm to a client or others with whom a client may come into contact. Under these circumstances, I may need to consult a supervisor or other health professional. I will always attempt to discuss this with the client beforehand, but under certain circumstances (e.g. where life is at risk) this may not be possible.

Telephone: 07940565603  maria.mead60@gmail.com