frequently asked questions
What will happen in the first therapy session?
I will conduct a brief assessment of your needs, presenting problem(s) & your expectations or goals of therapy. Together we will create a client-therapist contract. I will provide a verbal or written overview (if requested) about how I protect and safeguard client data.
What is a contract & why is a contract necessary?
A contract is a formal working-agreement between client-therapist. Contracts identify & establish the terms & conditions of the therapeutic relationship. They also preserve & protect the rights & responsibilities of both parties. If the client would like to have a written contract this will be provided.
How long does a therapy session last & cost?
Sessions are usually between 50 to 60 minutes & will be charged at £35.. The first session may be slightly longer than the usual 60 minutes to provide extra time for the process of assessment & contracting, at no additional charge. Couple Therapy is now available - sessions are 90 mins in duration and cost £40.
How do you practice as a psychotherapist?
My way of working is informed by the theories, philosophies & research, pertaining to the person centered & experiential approach to psychotherapy & humanistic psychology. I am informed by Attachment theories which underpin my work in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy