It’s important to get a feel for what it might be like working together and our communication will start with a short informal chat over the phone to discuss what you’re looking for. If I feel I can support you will then be invited to attend a free no-obligation consultation appointment lasting 50-minutes.
If you then decide to enter into therapy you will be offered a designated slot which will be the same time each week. I only offer weekly appointments to protect our sense of flow, rapport and continuity
Sessions last for 50-minutes and may be attended in person or via Skype, and payment is required in the session and I accept cash, BACS or PayPal.
- £50 (individual therapy)
- £70 (couples/ relationship therapy)
Our work together is open-ended and you choose when you feel ready to finish. You are not financially tied into sessions or required to pay anything upfront. I promise that my fee will be fixed for the duration of our commitment and not subject to any price increases.
What can I expect in the consultation session?
It can be really daunting to meet a therapist for the first time. Our consultation is an opportunity to get to know each other, ask mutual questions and see if we have a good rapport. I’ve put together a short guide which you might find handy in preparing you for our first session.
Understandably one of the first questions people ask is how long will I be in therapy? It’s impossible to answer this as self-exploration is a journey and not a destination. It is above all a process.
Whilst it can be helpful to have an idea of what you’d like to work on not everyone understands what’s troubling them and that’s totally OK too.
I personally feel wary of practitioners claiming to offer quick-fix solutions to lifelong problems. Of course, significant gains can be made in a relatively short time frame (for example 6 – 12 sessions) but it’s also important to manage our expectations and not put yourself under unnecessary pressure.
Therapy is about growth, increasing awareness and cultivating new coping skills. We are not broken machines with faulty components to diagnose and fix. We may be hurt but we can heal, and this will take as long as it takes.
Be patient with yourself and the process.