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Common Queries

What type of counselling do you offer?

Counselling and pyschotherapy are talking therapies. There is a strong evidence base that talking to a trained professional can help with mental health problems and relieving symptoms. I offer psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy, this focusses on current problems and understanding relationships - including the therapeutic relationship - in relation to your past.

How long does each therapy session take?

Each session lasts for 50 minutes - the traditional 'therapeutic hour'.  This can be online, on the telephone or in person. Counselling and psychotherapy are not 'quick fixes', lasting change takes time. In counselling sessions we will focus on a particular problem and are usually 24 sessions. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a deeper, more intensive therapy that addresses underlying 'unconscious' issues that are affecting your wellbeing and relationships.

What are your fees?

An inititial consultation lasts for around 90 minutes and costs £80. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your problems and what you want from counselling or psychotherapy. If we decide that counselling or psychotherapy is right for you, each subsequent session lasts for 50 minutes and costs from £65 (depending on time and location). Your session time is yours and will not be given to anyone else whilst we are working together, it is also important that you are able to fully commit to the therapy, therefore I charge for missed sessions, breaks and cancellations.

How do I know I'm getting quality therapy?

Building trust in a therapeutic relationship takes time. We will work together to build a 'working alliance', where we will be able to talk about anything that you want to bring in a non-judgemental, confidential space. I am fully qualified and experienced and a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I follow their rules and ethical framework. I am professionally insured, have regular supervision and attend regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Who do you work with?

I work with individual adults for counselling and psychotherapy and organisations and leaders for consultancy. I will work with you as a whole person regardless of your cultural or ethnic background, social background, gender, relationship status or sexual orientation. Indeed, these characteristics form an important part of how we see ourselves in the world, and many people come to therapy to explore these issues.

Where do you work from?

I am currently able to offer services in-person or by video conference and telephone. Working by remote services (online or by telephone) means it doesn't matter where you live or work, we are able to have sessions wherever you are based. There is an evidence base that this type of therapy is effective and I have undergone specialist training in the delivery of remote therapy. We can discuss the best method for therapy depending on location and circumstances.

How does remote therapy work?

We will meet online via a private, encrypted video-conferencing application or by telephone at the same time each week. The practicalities of this will be fully discussed prior to your starting counselling or psychotherapy. There is a strong evidence base that online therapy can be just as effective as face to face counselling. Although remote therapy can offer greater convenience, it is important that you are able to find a quiet, private space for your sessions.

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