Relationship counselling for individuals and couples
Young Peoples Counselling
Family Counselling for one or more members of a family group i.e. mum, step dad, carer, granddad, son etc.
Psychosexual Therapy (sex therapy)
Your initial appointment would be an assessment with one of our counsellors.
Your assessment appointment will last one hour and 5 minutes (15 minutes to complete some paperwork and then 50 minutes with a counsellor), subsequent counselling appointments last 50 minutes.
If you choose to come by yourself for the assessment appointment but then decide you would like on-going counselling with your partner, then your partner would also need to have an assessment before you could start counselling sessions together.
Depending on your availability we can usually book your assessment appointment within a week to 10 days.
Following your assessment you will be given a Return for Counselling form to complete with your availability for on-going counselling, once you have returned this form we will then enter your details on to our waiting list.
Your on-going appointments will be at the same time on the same day with the same counsellor **please note this may not be the counsellor who you see for your assessment appointment.
We have appointments: Monday – Thursday 4.00pm – 9.00pm (Wednesday from 12.30pm) and Friday and Saturday mornings 9.15am – 12.30pm).
The majority of our assessment appointments tend to be earlier in the evening. This is because the assessment is a one off appointment and we hold our later appointment times for the on-going counselling appointments as we find later appointments are more convenient for clients to attend on a regular basis.
Our admin office is open: Monday – Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm and Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm. The phone line is open during these times (answer phone in operation at other times).
Costs (per session)
Relationship counselling (individuals and couples) – £50
Young Peoples Counselling – £50
Family Counselling – £55
Psychosexual Therapy (sex therapy) – £55
Assessment appointments for all of our services are charged at the same rate as the above
Family Mediation – MIAM (mediation information & assessment meeting) – £125.00, Joint meeting – £360
Please be advised we operate a prepayment system. If you wish to book an appointment you will need to contact the office and make payment over the phone by debit or credit card or if you wish to pay cash for your appointment you will need to bring the cash to our office in Wolverton and we will then book an appointment for you. **We cannot hold an appointment without taking a payment**
We have a limited bursary fund to assist people who are unable to pay the full cost of a session, if you would like more information regarding this please phone 01908 310010 to speak to a member of the admin staff.
We require a minimum of 3 working days’ notice prior to the day of your appointment should you wish to cancel or re-schedule an appointment; if sufficient notice is given your payment will either be transferred to another appointment or reimbursed, minus a £3 admin fee. If you fail to attend for an appointment or give less than the required notice your payment will not be reimbursed or transferred and a further payment will be required prior to your next appointment.
The admin office is closed of a weekend therefore Saturday and Sunday (and Bank Holidays) are not classed as working days, e.g. to cancel an app booked for Monday 8th you would need to contact the office by Wednesday 3rd. **Please refer to the admin office opening times above as you will need to take this into account should you wish to cancel an appointment. Please note we are unable to take calls or respond to emails of a weekend therefore we do not class this time as working days**
Please note that we do not have any childcare facilities on our premises and it is our policy that children are not present during counselling sessions. The exception to this is Family Counselling; however it is not advisable to bring children to these appointments until you are advised by your counsellor.
Please contact the office if you wish to enquire about days and times of available appointments.
Phone number: 01908 310010
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