My personal counselling room is in Bignall End, which is easily accessible from anywhere in the Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Crewe or Nantwich area via either the A500 or A34. Ask me for further details.
Please park on our driveway – there is an extra space in front of the house. There are no double yellows or parking meters. Just please be considerate to our neighbours.
Unfortunately we do not have a reception or waiting room, so I do ask that clients be mindful of other clients’ privacy and try to avoid arriving too early as I will be unable to answer the door. (Also, please be aware that I will need to end your session on time, in order to allow a privacy gap before the next client).
It is your counselling session, so you may of course bring someone with you. I have clients whose companions choose to come into the session or wait in the car. Unfortunately we do not have a reception or waiting room. Your companion can wait in their car, or there are some nearby café’s and/or pubs in Audley or the surrounding areas.
You will need to be very careful about your choice of companion if you wish for them to actually come and sit in for the duration as obviously some very personal issues may be discussed.
Yes there is a toilet. It is our family bathroom but clients and companions may use the facilities if they wish.
My practice is in a summer house in the back garden of our bungalow. There is a shallow step in the back garden. The width of the door of the summer house is approximately 2’4″ or 70cm. If you need any further details please get in touch. I’ll do my best to accommodate you.
I have an air-conditioning and heating unit and I do my best to keep the room at an ambient temperature of approximately 20-22 C, but I do have blankets available if this is too cold for you. Clients’ personal temperatures can vary according to what we are discussing. If ever you are uncomfortable please do say and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Yes there are windows, one of which opens, but I tend to keep it closed to help with privacy and soundproofing. But if you would like it opening please do ask. The windows have roller blinds again to ensure client privacy but once again should you wish for these to be opened please do say so.
Yes, I keep bottled water in a fridge in the Counselling Room.
I have two tub chairs and a rocking chair. I also keep a spare padded office/reception chair around in case of difficulties.
I make every effort to keep my session prices accessible. View them here
Payment is by cash, VISA/MasterCard, PayPal, Barclays PingIt app or Paym (more details). Many clients pay at the start of the session but its up to you.
Appointments are one hour.
I do have a written Counselling Agreement, which covers confidentiality, and we will work through this together in your appointment.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor – I have explained this in a blog post.