The first session is a ‘Get-to-Know’ session to help both of us to decide whether to proceed with further (paid) sessions, lasting 20 minutes and held via Zoom or telephone.

You will get a sense of how I work and you are welcome to ask any questions. You will be asked what brings you to counselling and about the issues you want to work on. I will ask questions about your personal circumstances to make sure I am the right person to help you.

The session will also help you to decide whether or not to proceed with the next (paid) counselling session, which could be in-person, online or a blend of these.


Counselling sessions


In-person counselling sessions (in central Exeter, Devon) last 50 minutes each (a counselling hour).

See In-Person Counselling for further details. 


Counselling sessions


Online counselling sessions last 50 minutes each (a counselling hour).

I offer Zoom or telephone sessions (or a blend of these).

See Online Counselling for further details. 

Book a "Get-to-Know" session

To book a "Get-to-Know" session (Zoom or telephone), please use the Contact & Booking form on this website.


Payment by credit/debit card or bank transfer before or on the day of the session.


Your counselling contract will be with JWS Counselling Ltd, a company (number 14247511) registered in England and Wales (registered Office: 21 Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LD)


Cancellations made one week in advance – no fee payable.

Cancellations made 48 hours in advance – half fee payable.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance – full fee payable.

For myself, therapy is a commitment between the client and the therapist. My cancellation policy reflects this commitment.