FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW CAN I START WORKING WITH YOU?
The best way to go about it is by just sending me a message via the contact page. I'll get back to you ASAP. People typically prefer to have a short telephone consultation so that they can discuss their needs and ask any questions. These consultations are confidential and free of charge, and there's absolutely no obligation to book anything afterwards.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP CONSULTATIONS OR WORKSHOPS?
This is definitely in the pipeline. Watch this space. If there is anything in particular you require please feel free to get in touch and I'll be happy to help
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
I think a useful thing to do would be to ensure that you take a good 15 minutes or so thinking about everything that you do want to discuss and address. Have a think about any influential past experiences you may have experienced and how they impact you today. Also have a think about problems that you are currently experiencing, as well as how they impact how you feel. Don't worry if you can't think about much or if your mind goes blank, I can work with you to identify these factors.
For telephone consultations, insuring you have a quiet/ confidential space and a nice cup of tea handy should help too.
ARE YOU OFFERING FACE TO FACE SESSIONS?
Absolutely. Therapy appointments are classed as essential appointments and therefore have the all clear to go ahead. When in the communal areas of the building it is required that you wear a face covering (if not medically exempt of course!). Once you're in the therapy room you can remove your face covering. The office is pretty big so it's absolutely possible to maintain a social distance. Hand sanitizer is available at the building entrance, on every floor near the elevator, as well as in the therapy office.
Phone and Skype sessions are available if this works better for you though.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR FEES?
Sessions are typically £50 per session and this is the same for the assessment session as well as follow up treatment sessions. The initial phone consultation is free of charge.
Prices for Insurance sessions cost more and this reflects additional admin and delays which are usually generated by dealing with insurance providers.
I offer a student and graduate discount ( the cost of these are £40 per session). If you have difficulty affording fees please contact me and I will be happy to see if I can arrange something
WILL SESSIONS BE CONFIDENTIAL?
Absolutely. Everything we discuss will be kept confidential. there is an exception to this and this is to do with risk and safety. Sometimes a person might say something that could indicate that they are in danger of harm, or someone else is. In this event I will need to contact relevant agencies to protect whoever is involved.