Frequently Asked Questions and Testimonials
How long are the sessions?The counselling sessions are for 50 minutes, usually once a week at the same time and day, but they can be flexible depending on your needs.
Short term counselling is usually for 6 sessions after which there is a review as to whether you want to continue.
Long term is where you continue therapy until you decide that your issues or difficulties have been resolved and you are ready to finish.
Fees?£50 per 50 minute session. I accept cash, cheque or BACS and I can provide a receipt or invoice if required.
When?I have appointments during the day and evenings.
Where?I work in Salisbury Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 in an upstairs consulting room that is warm, comfortable, safe and confidential. If you need a downstairs room this can be arranged. There is a toilet upstairs. Car parking is free in Totton and the car parks are close by.
I also work from a purpose built cabin in a quiet, peaceful garden in Freemantle, Shirley, Southampton, SO15, where there is free parking on the forecourt, a designated car space or in the road opposite.
Is it for me?Why not contact me for an initial appointment to discuss this.
I can't afford the fee?I offer a sliding scale of fees depending on your circumstances, please contact me for details.
Further information about Counselling can be found at:BACP website: www.bacp.co.uk/
It's good to talk website: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
Counselling Directory: www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Testimonials“Thank you for all your support over the last few months, you have really helped me have a better mindset towards everything. Considering the place I was in when I came to see you, you have listened to me and helped me so much and I can’t thank you enough.” D in Totton
“I liked Pam’s website because she looked friendly and I felt I could relate to her. I felt comfortable with Pam as she was in tune with me, I felt heard and we had formed a unique relationship where I feel valued”. L in Totton
“I’d like to thank Pam for all her help and understanding of me over the last 7 months. Talking to Pam has really helped me when I was feeling very low and confused and now feel and see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I’ve come out feeling really good and happy again. Pam is the best counsellor I’ve ever had and I would really recommend her.” B (male) Totton.
“You’ve helped me with so much and I appreciate all you do. Thank you for everything, therapy has made such a huge difference to my life.” A in Southampton
“Thank you for allowing me to talk about my past, I can now let it go and move on feeling able to cope better.” B in Totton
“I never knew just talking could be so helpful, being able to just say anything to Pam and know she doesn’t judge me has made a huge difference to me, therapy works.” P in Lyndhurst
“Thank you so much, I feel better and different and able to manage my life.” J (male) in Totton