Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost?
I charge reasonable fees based on a sliding scale. My fees start from £60 per session depending on the type of therapy you choose. I offer some concessions for student counsellors who are required to undertake personal therapy or supervision as a requirement of their course of study.
How long do the sessions last?
Counselling/psychotherapy sessions last one hour. Some hypnotherapy sessions, such as Smoking Cessation, will last for two hours. Clinical supervision sessions last either 1 or 1.5 hours. I offer both group and individual supervision to student and qualified counsellors, hypnotherapists and other practitioners. Holistic therapy sessions last for approximately one hour.
How many sessions will I need?
It is very difficult to predict how many sessions will you need - it very much depends on the issue you wish to work on and how you feel you are progressing, but this would be discussed with you at the outset. Regular reviews are conducted throughout your therapy so we can monitor your progress. You have the choice of either short or long-term work, although short-term work is based on a different model known as Brief Solution Focussed therapy.
How do I get started?
I offer all potential clients/supervisees an initial 20-minute consultation, which is FREE of charge. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your needs and goals, and decide if we wish to work together. If decide you would like to go ahead, the first session is used to set up the Contract then I will conduct a detailed assessment so we can discuss an appropriate treatment plan.