Frances King Counselling and Psychotherapy
Kirdford, West Sussex and online

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Prices

Counselling £45 for a 50 minute session
( concessions are available on request )
Couples counselling £65 for a 1.5 hour session







Contact and first session


0ur initial contact will be via email please .I find most of my clients arrange a mutually convenient appointment and begin their counselling as soon as possible, however If you require more information, we can arrange a convenient time to talk on the phone. I also offer a free brief initial online chat if you feel you want to meet me before making your first counselling appointment.

We will arrange our counselling sessions via email. I will send you the ‘link’ to the session on the day, via email. When it is time for your appointment, all you need to do is
‘ click’ on the link within the email to take you straight to your counselling session. It’s very easy, and no technical skill is required

If there is a technical problem during the online session, and either of use lose internet connection, we will continue our session via telephone, FaceTime or similar. We will discuss your preferred back up plan at our first session.

I will be in my counselling room during your session. This is a quiet and confidential space. It is important you can find a quiet and confidential space for yourself to engage in your session. Just to mention, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the session will not proceed.


Payment and cancellation



For online sessions, Payment is to be paid by bank transfer IN ADVANCE of your session please.
If you are coming to the therapy room , please either pay before you come , or on arrival.

Please give at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation if possible. Like many self employed services, I charge a cancellation fee if you give less than 24 hours notice , I will expect you to pay 50% of your booked session. This is because I am unable to “ fill” your appointment space at short notice .


I will be ready on time to start our session together. If you are late to the meeting, or appointment, I will wait 15 minutes. If you are later than that, it will be classified as a ‘no show ‘


If I need to cancel your appointment I will try to give at least 24 notice. If I must cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, I will offer you your next session at no charge, and refund your fee ( if you have already paid it)



More about online Zoom and Skype

For online counselling I use the video platforms Zoom, ( my preference) or Skype .
Zoom is FREE to download and use .

Please refer to the links below, or seek information online to read more about how these work .
Please also refer to their privacy policies, to gain understanding about what information about your session they may hold, and to check if you accept and agree to their privacy agreements.

Zoom is a video platform , preferred by Counsellors

To understand more about skype JustClick hereClick here here to go straight to it
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Appointments are available

Face to face appointments
Online Zoom appointments, also known as remote , or video sessions


What happens in counselling




Some Information about counselling

Counselling will offer you a chance to talk about your thoughts and feelings, with the aim to change how you feel, and hopefully feel happier in your life.

The counselling relationship is based on the counsellor offering the client the ‘core conditions’ of honesty, respect, and non-judgment. Counselling is a mutual endeavor, where the counsellor and client work together. It is important for the client to engage, be honest, and be open to change.

I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which gives me a great range of skills and flexibility to adapt to the needs of each individual client.

The frequency and duration of counselling will depend on the type of difficulty or problem the client is facing, and what outcome they hope to achieve from therapy.

Counselling is usually weekly, at the same day and time each week.
For some people this may not be viable, in which case we can arrange a more flexible approach to timings.
Counselling is a collaboration between client and counsellor. Together we explore the presenting issue, e.g. anxiety, past trauma, low self-esteem. As the client begins to understand their feelings and thoughts, makes changes, and starts to feel better, they will often reduce their sessions to fortnightly, then monthly. After a time (everyone is different) they are ready to end counselling, knowing they can always return in the future.

It is important for clients to feel they have some control over the counselling process. If you want to end counselling, have a break, change the day or time, please contact me to let me know.

If you stop coming for your sessions, and fail to communicate with me, I will contact you to enquire if you want to continue. If I do not receive a response within a few days, I will
presume you want to end counselling with me, and the contract will at an end.

Online counselling

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) I have moved most of my counselling sessions online. This can be long term therapy, short term therapy, or single session therapy, which can be very helpful if you want help quickly and have a clear issue you want to talk about.

For online counselling I prefer the “Zoom “app. This is free to download to your tablet, phone, or laptop. Zoom offers the most confidentiality.

Please refer to the links below or seek information online to read more about how these works.
Please also refer to their privacy policies, to gain understanding about what information about your session they may hold, and to check if you accept and agree to their privacy agreements.

Zoom is a video platform, preferred by many Counsellors

https://zoom.us/


https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/privacy-and-security.html

We will arrange our counselling sessions via email. I will send you the ‘link’ to the session on the day, via email.

If there is a technical problem during the online session, we will continue our session via telephone, FaceTime or similar. We will discuss your preferred back up medium at the start of our session.

I will be in my counselling room during your session. This is a quiet and confidential space. It is important you can find a quiet and confidential space for yourself, to set up your device. Make sure you are not going to be overheard, and it is safe to speak freely. You may choose to wear earphones. To keep the session as close as possible to you being here, in my therapy room, I’d appreciate if you could make sure you dressed appropriately (not attending in your pajamas for example)
Just to mention, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the session will not proceed.


Payment and cancellation

Payment is in advance, or on the day of your session please.
The cost is £45 per counselling session (or our agreed fee), the session is 50 minutes.
Single session therapy is £75. This can last from 50 minutes up to 1.5 hours and is for clients with a clear issue to discuss and has a clear goal.
Payment by bank transfer on the day of session please to: -
Frances King
60-11-17
67088767

*Please give at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation if possible. Cancellation less than 24 hours will be chargeable. Cancellation or ‘no show’ on the day will be still be charged as a session.
If I must cancel, I will try to give at least 24 notice. If I must cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, I will offer you your next session at no charge.

* If you, or I are unwell with Coronavirus, this cancellation section does not apply


I will be ready on time to start our session together. If you are late to the meeting, I will wait 15 minutes. If you are later than that, I will presume you are not going to attend the
session.

Face to face sessions

As of December 2021, I have just started to see a few clients face to face. These are clients for whom online sessions are not possible, or are unsuitable. Due to Covid 19, I will need information about underlying health concerns, and vaccination status to help decide if face to face is safe for clients , and for myself and family.










location


Based between the villages of Plaistow and Kirdford,The therapy room is in easy reach of <|>Billingshurst, Haslemere, Petworth, Cranleigh, Godalming, Barns Green, Wisborough green, Loxwood , Plaistow West Sussex, Kirdford, Bramley and Alfold <|>






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