'It is good to have an end to journey towards but it is the journey that matters, in the end'.
What happens during my free 30 min phone consultation?
I will take some basic details from you and we will discuss any issues that you are currently looking to work on. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any additional questions that you may have about me or how I work. At the end of the consultation, we will decide if we can work together and what the next steps will be.
How long will therapy take?
There is no specific time frame when working on personal development and growth. Depending on the type of changes that you are looking to make and the variety of issues that you are attempting to work on, therapy can last from a few sessions to much longer. Some find therapy to be extremely beneficial and choose to make it a long-term process.
There will come a time when therapy no longer feels necessary and you have accomplished the goals you first set out to achieve. Ending therapy can be an awkward, emotional, or even painful process, so it is important to discuss any uncomfortable feelings and attain closure, process feelings of loss, and develop a plan for maintaining the progress you've made.
What can I expect to achieve in therapy?
There are many benefits to engaging in therapy. Some of these include:
gaining a better understanding of oneself;
figuring out life goals and prospects;
improving personal relationships;
developing coping skills;
making positive changes to problem behaviours;
I will work with you throughout this process and perhaps offer new insights to an issue that you have been struggling with. The benefit that you obtain will ultimately depend on how committed you are to the process.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components in therapy, as successful therapy requires a high degree of trust. With few exceptions, the highly sensitive material that is discussed between us will not be shared with anyone else without your permission. However, I am legally mandated to make certain disclosures in cases where there is suspicion of harm to oneself, harm to others, or child abuse. All such disclosures will be discussed with you in advance.
Fees and T&C's
An appointment is 60 minutes in duration - usually once a week - at a time we agree on. Once an appointment hour is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation. The fee per session is £100 or £500 for six sessions – payable in advance. The fee for online therapy is £80 per session or £400 for six sessions - also payable in advance.
Your private medical insurance may cover some or all of the cost of your therapy sessions. You may need a letter from your GP to secure this funding.