Fees and Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs. FACE-TO-FACE COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & COACHING IN GIBRALTAR
All the following questions relate to when you come to meet me at the Specialist Medical Clinic in the ICC building in Gibraltar and we work person to person.
What does it cost?
From 1st September 2017 my standard fees are £60 per session for individuals, and £70 for couples.
How do I pay?
You will pay the clinic after your session by cash, cheque or card.
Will my health insurance cover counselling?
Some insurers cover a limited number of counselling sessions and you should check with your insurance provider if you want to claim for therapy. Remember that if you are resident or employed in Gibraltar and entitled to health care from the Gibraltar Health Authority, you can ask your GP for a referral to the GHA's psychology department for free therapy. The is a completely separate service from Frances May Counselling, which is a private sector service.
When can I go for face-to-face private counselling, psychotherapy or coaching with Frances May?
My current clinic times are Tuesday mornings, last appointment 1.00 p.m., and all day Thursday, last appointment starting at 4.30 p.m.
How do I book?
For an appointment contact the Specialist Medical Clinic on (+350) 20049999.
If necessary you can call me direct on the number shown on this page, and leave a voicemail message if I am not able to talk to you immediately. Alternatively click here to email me.
Is there a waiting list?
New clients are usually seen within two weeks of first contacting the clinic for an appointment.
How many sessions will I need?
I offer open-ended counselling contracts, because every case is different. Short term counselling can achieve change in anything from three or four sessions, to three or four months. Some people stay for longer term therapy.
How long are the sessions and how often should I come?
Sessions last 45 - 50 minutes, and we usually work weekly. Some people need a more flexible arrangement, which we can discuss at your first session.
Can I bring my child for counselling or psychotherapy?
I am trained and experienced as an adult therapist. I see anyone 16 or over. If you have a younger teenager who needs help, I am happy to discuss the possibilities of his/her treatment but in many cases I may suggest that the young person sees an appropriate specialist.