Sessions and Fees
Making the decision to start therapy may feel difficult for some people. You may not be sure this is right for you and you may have questions about what therapy is like. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable sharing your difficulties with is important. This is why we first meet for one or two sessions for the Initial Consultation.
The Initial Consultation is an opportunity for you to meet me and get a sense of what therapy is like. You will have the opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy, what you hope to achieve through our work together and we will discuss together whether weekly psychotherapy sessions can be helpful to you, or whether a different kind of help would be more beneficial. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions or share any concerns you have about starting therapy.
During the Initial Consultation I will also gather some information from you such as contact details, brief family history, illnesses (mental or physical) history, current medication, and we will talk about the practicalities of therapy (confidentiality, payment, missed sessions etc.).
My fee for an initial consultation is £75.
If we decide to start therapy, we would then agree a set day and time and meet every week. Meeting weekly will help keep the momentum of the therapy and make you feel supported as we unravel what is troubling you. Our sessions will last 50 minutes.
My fee is £75 per session.
Confidentiality is at the heart of building a trusting relationship. Our conversations will be confidential and this confidentiality of course continues to apply after you have ended your therapy. Circumstances when confidentiality may be breached are extremely rare and we will speak about those in the first session.
I am bound to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy as elaborated by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).