Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions will I need?
This will vary depending on your background and what you are looking for help with. At the start of our work together we will discuss your needs during an assessment process (see below). In some cases, six sessions, the minimum term I offer, is sufficient.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
There is some overlap between how these terms are used. Generally speaking, counselling refers to shorter-term work which aims to help the client process an immediate issue such as a divorce, a career change or an unexpected bereavement. Counselling is typically more focused on action and immediate behaviour change than psychotherapy and tends to last for less than a year.
Psychotherapy refers to longer-term work which seeks to address deeper patterns and structures within the client’s personality. It aims to help you understand how your past experiences have affected you and your relationships in the present. Whilst psychotherapy may focus on a client’s immediate issues it will often involve an exploration of deeper questions such as identity, values, beliefs, meaning and life purpose.
What do you charge?
My fee is £75 per session and is reviewed annually.
How often will we meet?
I offer weekly sessions (50 minutes). Bi-monthly sessions or longer sessions are usually not possible.
What is your assessment process?
All clients undertake an assessment process, which involves us working through an intake questionnaire which I ask you to complete ahead of our first session. This helps me find out more about your background and your goals for therapy and helps me assess whether I can provide you with the support you need. In some instances, I may decide that another therapist would be better placed to support you. If this is the case, I will discuss this with you and explain my reasoning. I will also offer to provide you with referral details for at least two other therapists.
Do you offer supervision?
Yes, please see more details here.
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