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?
Counselling and psychotherapy 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) therapy sessions. I also offer low cost spaces which are negotiable and dependent upon your circumstances.
During the Coronavirus period I am able to offer concessions if you are a key worker and working for the NHS.
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.