How does therapy work?
Therapy is a space dedicated to supporting you and your mental and emotional needs. People seek therapy when they are struggling with a particular issue or issues, that are impacting on their everyday lives and well-being.
It may be that you have long-term problems or a more recent issue that you would like help with.
As well as offering a space to talk about your feelings, I also offer creative therapies. They allow you to look at your problems in a different way from talking alone, and can be incredibly helpful. You do not need any creative experience and working this way is optional.
For further details please read my blog on dramatherapy.
Therapy usually takes place on a weekly basis, at the same time on the same day. Appointments can be in-person, online or by telephone. For online sessions I will send you an email the day before the applicable link.
How do I book an appointment?
A first consultation appointment gives us a chance to meet and will give you an idea of what therapy with me would be like. You can ask me questions and there is no obligation to proceed with therapy after this first meeting.
Appointments can be booked here. Payment is required at the time of booking.
After the consultation appointment, I will email you links for an intake form with your contact/GP details and a Therapy Contract. The link will open the documents for you to read, complete, sign and return the forms in just a few clicks. These forms must be completed before therapy sessions proceed.
How much does it cost?
Online or Telephone, 50 minutes, £100
Online or Telephone, 50 minutes, £60
Fees are subject to on-going review and change.
Payments are taken in advance on the 1st of each month. I take payment by BACS.
I do offer concessionary appointments for students, or trainee therapists subject to availability.
I can also provide well-being and supervision support for organisations, please enquire for further information.
How many therapy sessions will I need?
Therapy with me is open-ended, which means you can attend for a shorter or longer amount of time. I would recommend no less than 12 sessions minimum to take into account assessments, work on deeper-rooted issues and to give us time to build a therapeutic relationship. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy.
Where do therapy sessions take place?
Online therapy appointments take place on the Zoom video platform. This a secure, end to end encrypted service and can be accessed on any device. You don’t need to register with Zoom to attend sessions.
Telephone therapy appointments require the client (you) to call the therapist at the allocated session time.
Please allow time to arrive/login beforehand, and time after for a short break before continuing with your day or evening.
Do I need to prepare or bring anything to therapy?
You do not need to bring anything to your appointment apart from yourself!
For on-going therapy, it is recommended that you think about what you would like to explore during your session. You may wish to bring a new subject or work on a continuation of the previous weeks’ session.