I work in The Thwaite,* a quiet, purpose-built meeting room among trees beside the sea on the Black Isle. Chanonry Point (and the possibility of seeing the Moray Firth dolphins) is a short walk away. Before or after our meetings you may wish to take the opportunity to have time for yourself in beautiful surroundings.
Fortrose is about a twenty-five minute drive from central Inverness and is well served by public transport (Service No.26 from Inverness Farraline Park Bus Station). For information on bus times (approximately half-hourly) please contact Stagecoach buses stagecoachbus.com Tel. 01463 233371. I regret that my premises are not currently accessible by wheelchair. Alternative arrangements may be made by agreement.
I will let send you detailed directions prior to our first appointment.
* 'Thwaite' is a word of Norse origin, meaning a fertile and productive clearing in a forest.
My Fees (Reviewed January 2020)
My preferred method of payment is by direct bank transfer to my account:
'Simon Spence Counselling'
Sort Code: 60-83-71
- For the reference, please give your initials and the date of the meeting for which you are paying.
- Unless otherwise agreed, payment is due on the date of the meeting.
If this is not possible for you I accept payment by cash or cheque when we meet.
I do not currently have credit/debit card facilities.
My current fees are £45.00 per hour.
Sessions are usually for one hour, though this can be negotiated if for any reason it does not suit your requirements. I review my fees annually, though I do not necessarily raise them each year.
In a limited number of cases I am able to negotiate a reduced fee, if personal circumstances mean the full fee is unaffordable. Please ask about this if you wish.
My current fee is £45.00 per hour. I charge a reduced rate of £35.00 for counselling/psychotherapy students.
Please ask about my charging policy for Accompaniment.
I request at least twenty-four hours notice for cancellations. A fee may be charged otherwise.
Please note that this does not apply in the event of unforeseen and unavoidable events, such as illness, transport problems etc.
I am generally available for appointments from Monday - Fridays, with 9.00am being the first appointment and 4.30pm being the last on each day. Evening appointments are sometimes possible. Appointments take place in Fortrose. With prior discussion and agreement, I offer sessions by webcam.