What We Offer
We offer weekly, 50-minute sessions. We would initially invite you for an introductory consultation, where we would think together about what might be helpful for you and how we would work together.
It can be hard to find the right therapist and you might be unsure if psychotherapy is the right way forward for you. Please give us a call if you’d like to discuss any concerns or queries you have.
The ultimate goal of therapy... it's too hard a question. The words come to me like tranquility, like fulfillment, like realizing your potential.
Irvin D. Yalom
Following a conversation on the telephone, we may arrange an initial consultation where your concerns as a couple or an individual can be explored. In this first session you will get a very good sense of how I work and if it feels right for you. I will ask you questions about your relationship, about your respective families and about what you are hoping to get out of counselling. I initiate each therapeutic relationship by actively listening to and understanding the client and their needs. Feeling supported and having the chance to get important thoughts and feelings out in a constructive and well structured environment can bring about positive change very quickly.
For individual therapy: I recommend one initial consultation, with the possibility of a second.
For couples counselling: A one-off 90 minute session is recommended with the likelihood of a second 50 minute consultation.
At times, I recommend up to three initial consultations to allow more time to discuss and reflect on your concerns.
If we agree to work together, 50 minute sessions would then commence at a mutually agreed day and time, normally on a weekly basis for as long as is helpful. You and I will review the progress at distinct stages to help determine the goals and duration of the work together.
Sessions and Fees:
Sessions last 50 minutes. My fees reflect my specialist training and experience in working with individuals and couples, and are in line with fees charged by local practioners. Please see my Terms Of Agreement below for further information.
Concession rates can be offered to trainee therapists, students or those in financial need.I encourage a phone conversation before any decision is made to meet up. I offer a 20 minute phone consultation free of charge for us to discuss your situation and for you to ask any questions you may have.
Because the therapy is based on regular weekly sessions, I reserve this time just for you and no one else. If you cannot make an appointment, please let me know as soon as possible and I will try and reschedule. If you cancel a session with less than 3 days notice, the full fee will be payable.