Please note that due to COVID-19, all sessions are being facilitated digitally.
What long are your sessions and how often will we meet?
All sessions are 50 minutes and take place weekly.
What are your therapeutic session rates?
Individual therapy (face to face and digital): £100
Sliding scale: down to £80
I am willing to offer lower rates to clients who have lost their jobs and/or experienced financial difficulties due to the current pandemic crisis.
How will I pay you?
You can pay me by cash, bank transfer or debit card on/by the day of the appointment, or I can bill you for your sessions at the end of the month. I do not currently accept credit cards.
Will my insurance reimburse me for the sessions?
It depends on your plan. In order to determine how much your insurance company will reimburse for your sessions, you may wish to contact them in advance. I am a registered member with a number of private medical insurers.
How long will my therapy continue?
This is such a challenging question to answer. Your unique needs, worries and aims will influence the length of your therapy. For some, therapy spanning the course of several months is sufficient. For others, therapy over the course of several years is more helpful. This said, you are free to stop your therapy at any time.
How will I know if you’re the right therapist for me?
This is a very good question. Most researchers agree that the relationship between you and your therapist is the most important factor in its success. The quality of the relationship has been shown to play a much larger role in the outcome of the therapy than the therapist's credentials and techniques, or the patient's diagnosis. So, you need to pay close attention to your reactions when you meet a therapist for the first time, and this will help to guide you in selecting the right person. Here's some questions that may be helpful.
Did you feel safe as you spoke with your therapist?
Did you feel like your therapist was genuinely interested in what you shared? Did you feel understood?
Did he or she respond to your feelings in a respectful, accepting, and non-judging way?
Did this therapist seem like a caring, authentic human being, or did he or she feel cold and distant?
Can you imagine telling your therapist when you feel misunderstood or hurt? ( A helpful therapist will be concerned about how he or she impacts you, and won't insist that he or she knows "the truth" about you).
Did his or her comments seem like reasonable ideas that are worth considering, even if you didn't completely agree?
Did this therapist feel like someone who you could come to trust over time?
The bottom line is, did you leave the session feeling hopeful, even if that hope is fleeting and tentative?
It's also important to hold in mind that you may not always like everything that your therapist says. This doesn't necessarily mean that you should switch therapists. It's often worth talking about your reactions with the therapist to see if you might learn something more about yourself, even if you ultimately decide to see someone else.