If you have come directly to this page, I hope that the following paragraphs are helpful. More detailed information is included on the previous pages.
All types of individuals can benefit from therapy. Many first approach me when they are experiencing a crisis or have suffered a trauma. Others ask me for help because they feel unfulfilled and unable to make progress in their lives. Some people seek support because, even though they feel happy with their lives, they are looking to deepen their self-awareness.
It very much depends on the issues and difficulties you're encountering. We'll be able to discuss that within your initial session, which is free of charge. After that the decision is entirely yours.
Some people have specific problems that can be addressed within a 6-8 week consultation period. Others may need a longer period of support, to explore experiences and relationships from their past - to understand, properly, how these things are affecting their present, as they begin to find answers, and make changes.
My fees for therapy are £50 per session for individual therapy and £60 per session for couple therapy. I offer a limited number of concessionary places for those on low incomes. Fees are reviewed and are subject to increase each April. Payment is required in full at the commencement of each session. In exceptional circumstances I reserve the right to charge a client an advance payment to guarantee future sessions. This will usually amount to the fee for four sessions.
I ask for five working days notice of cancellation of your appointment. This doesn’t include Bank Holidays. This is done so that as many clients as possible can have access to sessions. If you need to change an appointment that you have booked, I may offer an alternative appointment in the same week, if I have availability. However, I can’t accept liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise, when a client cancels or changes an appointment.
I reserve the right to cancel an appointment at my discretion but will only do so in the most exceptional circumstances.
Arriving late for an appointment
If you’re running late please let me know as soon as possible. A full session cannot be guaranteed under these circumstances, as there may well be bookings subsequent to your appointment.
I will treat the content of our sessions as confidential, as outlined in the professional Code of Ethics of my governing body (UKCP) and the GDPR. You may consider letting your GP know that you are having therapy, particularly if you are taking medication or you are experiencing physical symptoms of which your doctor is not yet aware.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me by 'phone or email. I will be happy to discuss your individual needs. Alternatively an initial assessment meeting can be arranged, without commitment, so that you can meet me and make a considered choice as to the options available to you.
Telephone: 01159 291470
E mail: [email protected]