Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Counselling
Phone 07526 388631
These vary depending upon the day. As well as offering appointments during normal working hours, I also offer evening and early morning sessions to accommodate people's work or childcare commitments.
Please contact me to discuss availability.
Wheelchair Access available
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it - Nelson Mandela
First session and fees -
Coming along to therapy can be very scary particularly if you have not had therapy before. You may be wondering what is going to happen, how long therapy will last, what I'm like, whether you might get upset, to name a few.
I normally offer an initial session in order to find out what has prompted you to seek psychotherapy or counselling, what you hope to gain, whether we both feel that we are able to work together and if the therapy that I offer is the right one for you and to get an idea of your life story so far.
At the end we can discuss whether we wish to work together, whether we need a further session to consider this further or you can leave and decide in your own time whether you would wish to continue with me.
Although the initial session does have to be paid for, it does not bind you to continue working with me.
Sessions are normally 50 minutes in length and the fee is £50. My normal practice is to raise an invoice at the end of each calendar month and this can be settled either by cheque or cash.
As is customary practice with psychotherapists and counsellors, missed sessions (including holidays) do have to be paid for. If for any reason I am absent for any sessions, then of course there would be no charge.
I do offer some concessionary fees for people on low incomes or facing hardship and these may be negotiated, depending upon financial ability and frequency of sessions.