Q: Why come to therapy?
A: Maybe your life feels like it's all too much for you at the moment and you could benefit from a place to take some time-out. Could you use a regular quiet time each week?:
Q: How can I get started?
A: It's quite easy:
Q: How long will I come to see you for?
A: This is up to you and what feels right for you. I offer open-ended therapy or we can agree a fixed number of weeks or months.
Q: How often will I attend?
A: This depends on your situation but I recommend a minimum of once-weekly as you will find a regular slot each week may help you become settled. Sometimes clients find it is helpful to come more frequently (2-3 times weekly) and we can discuss this.
Q: Where is your consulting room?
A: On the first floor in a private house on a quiet street.
Q: Do you have a waiting room?
A: No I am sorry I don't, so I would be grateful if you ring the doorbell at your appointment time.
Q: Can I park outside?
A: Yes, but 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. requires a visitors parking permit which I will provide for our first meeting
Q: What reassurance do I have about the standard of your practice?
A: All discussions are confidential and I comply with the Code of Ethics of The UK Council for Psychotherapy.
Q:What are the costs?
A: My fees are subject to discussion between us at the initial consultation but I generally charge £50 for 50 minutes for once-weekly daytime attendance for individuals. Fees for evening sessions are £60. If your situation is such that you cannot afford the full fee we can agree a suitable rate depending on your circumstances. I review my fees annually in conjunction with my clients.
Q: What if I cannot attend my session?
A: If you have an unavoidable appointment or difficulties placed on you because of work or family commitments I will do my best to offer you an alternative appointment. It is important for the process of the therapy to try to keep to your agreed sessions each week and all missed or cancelled sessions are subject to a cancellation fee agreed at the first meeting.