• How many sessions will I have?

This is always up to you and differs with each individual. Some clients may feel they only need a few sessions over several weeks, while others may need longer.  In the initial meeting we will discuss this and decide how long we plan to be together, although I always schedule a review at regular intervals to allow you to change this if desired.  Sessions are usually held weekly and last one hour.

  • If I miss a session, will I have to pay?

You will not have to pay for a missed session if you have given me 48 hours’ notice.   I ask you to let me know about any planned holidays, and similarly I will give you plenty of notice if I am going to be away.

  • Is it confidential?

All counselling is private and confidential, apart from exceptional circumstances where there is any risk of harm to yourself or another person, which I will explain fully at the initial meeting.

  • When can I have an appointment?

Appointments are available Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am-4.00pm.  Usually I can see you within a week of calling, and if you leave me a message, I will generally get back to you within 24 hours.

  • How do I start?

I understand that you might be nervous or anxious, so you may choose to come for an initial free 20-minute meeting, when you will have the opportunity to meet me, ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have, and decide if it’s for you.   We can discuss your needs and plan when to start your counselling if you decide to go ahead. For your free initial meeting, please email cathy@cathymacbethcounselling.co.uk or call me on 0786 407 4684, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

  • Where will the counselling take place?

I work from my home in a safe, quiet area of Skelmersdale; 5 minutes from the M58, 7 minutes from the M6. Parking is free and unrestricted, and there are regular local bus services with bus-stops very close by.

  • How much does it cost?
  • Free first meeting (20 minutes)
  • £35 per session (one hour).
  • EAP referrals from £40 per session
  • Supervision £50 per session (90 minutes)
  • I can offer concessions for those on a low income
  • To contact me call 0786 407 4684 or email cathy@cathymacbethcounselling.co.uk