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