If I decide to try Therapy, what do I do?
Please contact me via e-mail. I will then arrange a 30 minute initial meeting with you so that you can meet me and discuss why you are thinking about starting Therapy. This meeting is free and is a good time to meet me and get an idea of what Therapy will be like without feeling that you need to make a commitment. Sometimes, you need to think more about Therapy and whether or not it is right for you.
If you do wish to start Therapy, an appointment is made that is convenient for you.
What are the practical arrangements regarding Therapy?
The initial appointment will be like an assessment meeting to discuss your particular concerns in more detail. During this meeting, confidentiality will be discussed. Any goals you wish to attain will be discussed. There will be some discussion over whether outcomes can be achieved in the short term or long term and this is very dependant on each individual. If there are complex issues, longer term therapy is required. More frequently people find that they need six to twelve sessions. However, during Therapy we re-cap and review progress which gives you a good indication of how many sessions are required.
What is the Therapy Contract?
The Therapy Contract is a term used to describe the pre-conditions necessary in order for individuals to feel comfortable when starting Therapy. These pre-conditions require that Therapy is based on confidentiality, discussed more fully on commencement. The day and time for your appointment is negotiated. People find that it is better scheduling a regular time in the week to attend. However, if you have irregular routines e.g. work shifts, then it may be better to organise a monthly planner. Therapy sessions are for 60 to 90 minutes. If there are cancellations it is better to give me 24 hours notice if possible. I find that this prevents any anxiety over whether or not to attend if unwell or if there are unforeseen circumstances that crop up. I will need to charge 50% of the fee if you cancel with little or no notice as I need to cover my own costs in providing Therapy.
How much does Therapy cost?
Individual Therapy is £55 on-line paid by cash or cheque or by BACS during the session. If you are a student, a discount can be negotiated.
Individual Therapy is £60.
Supervision is £60 on-line, paid by cash, cheque or BACS during the session. If you are a student, a discount can be negotiated.