Barbara Akers

Ashford Counsellor

MBACP (Snr. Accred)

UKRCP Reg.

Fees

My fees are noted under the individual headings below and are payable at the end of each session in cash or by cheque, cards are not accepted.

Fees are fixed for 12 months from the start of work. I offer a 10% discount for clients able to block book 6 sessions, and I do have a limited number of concessionary places for those unwaged or on very low incomes (proof of income required).

An initial session will explore your issues and look at whether I am the best person to help you.

Should you wish to continue, we will work on a one to one basis.

Fees: £50 per session

Couples counselling can be very effective in managing difficulties in a relationship. Couples counselling requires a commitment to change from both parties, which may not happen in the first one or two sessions, but with tolerance and willingness, along with an openness to explore the issues and look towards sustainable change, can bring about long lasting and life changing results.

Fees: £60

I welcome referrals from young people, but if concerned parents want to make contact on their behalf the consent of the young person concerned must be obtained before making an appointment. I am personally unable to share any material with parents arising from sessions. Such information is confidential and can only be shared by the young person concerned if they so wish.

Fees: £50 (as individual)

Personal counselling as part of training requirements.

Trainees are welcome to come as part of their training requirement and to improve their personal awareness. I can offer a fees discount for block booking sessions in advance.

Trainees that have not seen me for counselling can be supervised if "in house" supervision is not provided at their training placement.

Fees: £35

Individuals and groups.

I offer both individual and group supervision for Counsellors and other allied professionals such as Nurses, Social Workers, Teachers and Youth Workers from my studio in Ashford. The frequency of Supervision depends on the experience of the individual weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Group supervision for a maximum of 4 persons is offered on a monthly basis.

Fees:

£45 individual per hour or &poun;65.70 for 1 ½ hours
£35 each for paired supervision
£30 each for 3 persons per 1 ½ hours
£30 each for 4 persons for 2 hour sessions.