Frequently asked Questions
What is the cost of a session?
My fee is currently £70.00 per session payable by cash or cheque on the day of your session. Please note fees for insurance companies may vary.
How often do we meet?
Psychotherapy and counselling have shown to be most effective on a weekly basis, this allows you a regular space and time to work through what is going on for you. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
What happens if I need to cancel/reschedule a session?
Your session time will have been secured for you by our mutual agreement, this session time is set aside exclusively for you. Should the need arise for you to reschedule, with a week's prior agreement we can agree an alternative time. If you cancel a session with less than a week's notice the full fee becomes payable.
How do I know whether short-term counselling or psychotherapy will be of help for me?
Through a discussion at the first appointment together we agree whether short or long-term therapy would best suit your needs at the time.
What happens in therapy?
I view therapy as a confidential space unlike any other in your life where you can explore what you feel you need to without fear of judgement and criticism.
Together we explore what past and present experiences influence the way you are and why. By focusing on the therapeutic relationship we can gain some understanding of how you relate to family, friends and work colleagues. Gaining this understanding helps you decide if you want to make changes in your life and if so, how therapy can help you to do that.
I aim to provide a secure place in which you can explore your inner world and express your emotions without the fear of consequences. This is achieved through active and mindful listening, empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. I offer safety and security of the therapeutic setting by clear boundaries, confidentiality, regular supervision, and abiding by a code of ethics assigned by the organisations I am registered with.
If at any time you consider ending therapy, it is recommended that together we discuss this to work towards an ending and consolidate your gains from therapy.