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 dramatherapy. Working creatively can often take the pressure off talking alone and gives helpful perspectives to your problems. 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. Therapy sessions can be in-person, online or by telephone. I will send you an email the day before as a reminder for the session and a link for online sessions where applicable.
Do I need to book a consultation?
It is recommended that you book a consultation. It is important to me that you feel I am the right therapist for you. A consultation 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 treatment.
A consultation can be booked here. Payment is required at the time of booking for a full length consultation, which costs £100 for 50 minutes.
After the full consultation, 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?
Therapy sessions in person, online or by telephone cost £100 for 50 minutes. This cost is subject to on-going review and change.
Payments are taken in advance on the 1st of each month. I take payment by BACS and GoCardless.
I do offer a few concessionary appointments at £80 for students, or trainee / newly qualified practitioners subject to availability. Please ask about this during the consultation.
Can I just attend for a few sessions?
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?
In person therapy sessions take place at my clinic space in Fitzrovia, central London. It is a short walk from both Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street tube stations. For a map and photos click here.
Online therapy sessions 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 sessions 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 consultation or first therapy session 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.