What happens next?
If you are interested and think that I can support you then 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.
We would then meet for an initial session; again this would be a chat to see how I can help and how we could work together. You may also have further questions for me. This session is really for you to assess whether I am the right practitioner for you. If not, then this is absolutely fine and I will respect any decision you make.
Also, 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.
If we decide to work together I will give you a contract which is essentially a practical guideline for the framework of therapy. We will also agree upon how we will work together which can always be re-negotiated dependent upon your needs.
I also offer voice and video sessions via PlusGuidance, an online secure and confidential therapy platform. Voice and video sessions can be particularly useful if you are stuck, and can’t get out for whatever reason, also for (new) mothers whose circumstances are difficult.
For voice and video sessions I recommend that you chose a private setting which is comfortable for you, and stick to this spot for each one of our sessions. This will help to create the familiarity of a safe and consistent therapeutic space.
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 £40 for in person, telephone and video 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. Once we have started our work I would encourage you to commit to about 6 sessions before making a decision not to continue.