Opt 4 counselling


  • Where are you based?

I am based in Dukinfield, East Manchester, UK, which is located conveniently for Stalybridge, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hyde, Mossley, Mottram and Stockport.


  • Are your premises accessible?

The room I use is on the ground floor, but there is a small step at the threshold of the building that you should be aware of.


  • How long will my counselling sessions be?

All my sessions are 50 minutes long whether they are face-to-face, online or on the telephone.


  • How much are the counselling sessions?

Sessions are charged at £40. Student discount is available to those in higher education at £30 per session.


  • How do I pay for my sessions?

Once you have booked your first session, I will send you bank details so that you can make a bank transfer ahead of your appointment.


  • How do I rearrange or cancel a session that I have booked?

Please contact me at least 24 hours in advance either by phone on 079079 87046 or via email at opt4counselling@gmail.com


  • How often will I need to have sessions?

In order to build our relationship and get the most from our time together, it is important to have regular weekly sessions to begin with. As we work through your issues, you may feel confident to reduce this frequency to fortnightly, particularly as we work towards completing your therapy.


  • How many sessions will I need?

This very much depends on you and how much you want to get from your counselling. Many people that I’ve worked with, have found that they are ready to move on after around 6-12 sessions. We will regularly review how you think things are going. This will ensure that we stay focused on what’s important to you. I am also happy to work with you in the longer term should you wish. Sessions may be booked individually without any obligation to commit to a specific number.


  • What if I want to have my sessions online rather than face-to-face?

I use the Zoom app for my online video counselling as it is regarded as one of the most secure mediums. You will need to download the app onto your device from www.zoom.us prior to your session. About 15 minutes before your session is due to start, I will email you the meeting link. You will then be able to click on this link to join me for our virtual session. It is important that you are alone and cannot be overheard, so that your space is confidential just like it would be if you came to see me face-to-face.