WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Please contact me and we can have a preliminary chat (there is no charge for this). I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
If we decide to work together I will send you a pre-therapy questionnaire, therapy agreement and GDPR agreement. The pre-therapy questionnaire allows me to get to know a little more about you before our first session and is treated in the strictest confidence. The therapy agreement is a practical guideline for the framework of therapy while the GDPR agreement details how I use and store your personal information.
You may decide I am not the right therapist for you, and that is absolutely fine; I will respect any decision you make. Likewise, if I feel that I am not the right therapist for you then I will make this clear and suggest other relevant therapist names and avenues of help.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION AND HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST FOR?
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. Therapy can take place for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis. I usually encourage regular reviews so we can assess how therapy is helping you, and on this basis whether to continue or end.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
I charge £45 for in-person and online (video, voice, email, instant messaging) appointments. I also offer low cost spaces which are negotiable and dependent upon your circumstances.
CAN I END THERAPY AT ANY TIME?
Yes, of course you can. The decision to end therapy is always open to you. However, what I do suggest in the case of longer-term therapy is that when an ending has been agreed we spend at least 4 weeks working towards this. Our relationship will potentially be a significant one and an important aspect of our work together is to address the ending of the relationship.