Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I KNOW WHO IS THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME?
It is recommended that when you are thinking about seeing a therapist that you make initial appointments with two or three people to discuss your situation and to see how you feel with each therapist. As well as experience and qualifications, how the interpersonal ‘fit’ feels is also important. Therapists very often do not charge for this initial consultation.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME TO SESSIONS?
It is considered that for therapy to be effective that a regular weekly commitment on the part of both the therapist and client is necessary. This enables a trusting relationship with the therapist to develop. These two elements of trust and commitment can in fact often be central issues in what brings a person to therapy. There may also be times when a period of more frequent sessions would be helpful.
HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST?
My fees are generally about £50 a session although I operate a sliding scale which we can discuss in the initial session.
WHAT HAPPENS ABOUT HOLIDAYS AND CANCELLATIONS?
I take term time holidays at Christmas, Easter and the Summer. I do not charge for planned holidays outside of these times.
I do charge for cancellations unless it is an emergency.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?
On deciding to work together, we would agree to review progress on a regular basis. Therapy is a collabarative process and deciding when to end therapy is a decision which we arrive at together.