Frequently Asked Questions
What happens next?
If you would like to explore working together, please send me an email, or click the link on this website to write me a message. You can also telephone me and leave me a message.
First, we would have a brief conversation on the phone to establish whether meeting in person for an initial consultation might be helpful for you. If we decide to meet for a consultation, this meeting tends to last for about an hour. It is an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself and for us to think about what has brought you to consider therapy. It tends to take two consultation sessions to come to a decision about how best to move forwards.
If we decide that working together could be beneficial for you, we would agree to a period of therapy. Patients can have sessions once/week or, if they are working more intensively, up to four times/week. Sessions are at a set time every week.
If we come to the decision that I am not best placed to help you, I will do my best to make suggestions as to what might be of use to you.
How long does therapy last?
It varies. A focused piece of work on a particular problem can last only a few months. In such cases, at the beginning of therapy we will have agreed to meet for a set period of time such as 3 or 6 months. In contrast, if you are interested in working on a deeper level with struggles that have been around for much of your life, then therapy can last for a year, or a number of years. In these instances, we will generally have agreed to work together in an open ended way.
What does it cost?
Therapy sessions, which last 50 minutes, cost £75. I have a small number of reduced fee places available. I am registered with the main insurance providers.
If you are interested in considering an intensive psychotherapy, of 4 sessions/week, there is an opportunity for a much reduced fee. Please get in touch to discuss this further if you wish.