HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
The Initial Assessment, when we first meet, is £35.
Regular weekly sessions:
50 minute session £70.
75 minute session £100.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
A session lasts 50 minutes.
HOW OFTEN IS A SESSION?
Counselling sessions are weekly. We arrange a regular time to meet during the first call or Initial Assessment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Beyond the initial phase of six weeks this is up to you. Some people like to set a number of sessions as we begin, reviewing this as they go. Others prefer to work in a more open ended way being prepared to stay until they are feeling ready to end.
I NEED TO CANCEL MY SESSION...
With a week’s notice of cancellations there is no charge. With less than a week’s notice the full fee is charged.
I'M IN CRISIS, I NEED TO TALK NOW
If you are in crisis now believing your own, or someone else's, life to be in danger please dial 999.
Alternatively organisations who can speak with you now are listed below.
Samaritans: Free call 116123
SANEline: 0300 304 7000
Papyrus HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141
I can normally respond to your enquiry within 24 hours to arrange a counselling appointment.
COUNSELLING OR PSYCHOTHERAPY; WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Counselling tends to be shorter term and to be focused upon resolving a specific issue. Psychotherapy is longer term, with a deeper goal of exploring the wider context of your life. IT can address how you live now, its impact on how you are, and hope to live.
You don't need to choose, the decision is often implicitly led by your needs, we can find the answer together.
HUMANISTIC THERAPY, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Working Humanistically means our starting point is always you. It is your story, your perception of the impact experienced and the sense you make of it all.
My way of working is Humanistic, this is informed by Existential and Phenomenological philosophy. For you, this will mean that I am here to help you find your meaning in the sadness, crisis, trauma and distress you are experiencing now. This is a gentle collaborative process, rather than me giving you 'a plan'.
I am also trained and qualified to offer Internal family Systems Therapy and Lifespan Integration Therapy. Links to tell you more about these can be found here under the heading 'Trauma'.
We will work together to understand your needs. I will ensure we establish a strong alliance as a secure steady foundation to work towards your goals.