The initial session at Higher Ground Counselling will last 50 minutes and will entail getting know each other briefly, going through a small amount of paperwork; and having a chat (over a cup of tea, if you'd like one) about how the counselling process works and may benefit you. Payment for this session must be made prior to our meeting, via bank transfer; & is non refundable in the event of cancellation.
After your induction session - the counselling process will begin. Each session takes place in my comfortable and homely counselling room in Huddersfield; and lasts for fifty minutes. Payments must be made prior to our sessions, either by bank transfer; or in cash on the day.
In some unforeseen circumstances (Such as the recent lockdown when I'm required to work from home), Face to face clients may be moved to video call sessions via Zoom, as an alternative.
I offer a discounted rate for students. Proof of benefits or NUS card/ student ID is required at first session.
A one off session is exactly how it sounds - you just attend once. These sessions are for an hour and a half; and are intended for those who feel that they would just like to feel supported in 'offloading' to someone who can give them non biased support. These sessions are also good for those who feel that they need to get something off their chest confidentially that they've never felt able to tell anyone.
(One off sessions are completely Person Centred and no CBT is available)
Mondays are reserved for clients whom prefer online sessions only, and are the same price as face to face sessions (£29 for full time students and £39 for non full time students.
Sessions are conducted via Zoom, which is easy to install and works in a similar way to Skype and Facetime.
Cancellation policy All missed sessions (Apart from holidays which I'm notified of in advance) will be charged at the rate of £29. This is because once a regular slot has been booked for you, it cannot be taken by another Client.
A Client can finish the counselling process with all the emotional tools they need in order to change their lives for the better; but because so much ground is covered in sessions, it can be difficult to remember everything. So much useful work is completed in sessions; and I personally believe that it's a shame that the Counsellor is the only one who ends up keeping all the records, only to file them away so that they never sees the light of day until they're shredded five years later!
Higher Ground is different.