I see all clients for an initial session, lasting one hour. In this session we will discuss your concerns and hopes for therapy, to gauge if it is the right step and approach for you and if you feel comfortable with me. I will go through my confidentiality policy, cancellations policy, fees and if you wish to continue we will decide upon a time when we can meet each week.
I see individuals for counselling sessions, which last for 50 minutes and normally take place at the same time each week.
I offer short term therapy and open ended contracts.
As well as face-to-face, I offer Skype counselling.
My fee per session is £70 including the initial consultation.
I see couples on a weekly basis, both meeting together as a pair and individually. When meeting together sessions are 90 minutes and cost £100. I do not have any current availability.
I have experience in dealing with the following concerns and areas:
Abuse: Emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse
Addictions: Alcohol and drug addiction and self-harm
Anxiety: Social, intrusive thoughts, obsessive-compulsive
Borderline Personality Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ ME
Chronic Pain: The difficulties of managing pain and psychosomatic experiences
Depression: Loss and bereavement, loss of purpose and meaning, lack of motivation and hopelessness, low self-esteem, difficult thoughts and feelings
Eating Difficulties: Over and under eating, over exercising and bulimia
Existential: Re-evaluation of past and current choices, identifying roles in relationships and towards self and position in life, responsibility, dealing with uncertainty, loss of identity, ageing and death
Relationships: Relationship breakdown, difficulty in forming relationships and familial relationships, pressures at school for young people
Lateness and Cancellation Policy
If you are late for a session, please expect to finish at the scheduled time. If I am late for a session, I will make up the time so long as this is possible, or reimburse you accordingly. If you need to cancel a session with less than 24 hours notice, the full fee will still need to be paid. On the rare occasion that I may need to cancel a session, you will not be expected to pay for it and I will offer you another.
Payments can be made in cash or bank transfer. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, I ask that you pay in advance of your session.
My terms of engagement will be sent to you in advance of the initial session via email. Please fill this in and bring it to the initial assessment.