Frequently Asked Questions
Can I really talk about anything?
Absolutely. I am committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental space for you to talk about whatever is troubling you - no matter how 'bad' or 'wrong' it might feel.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No. If you choose to contact a private counsellor/therapist, your GP doesn't need to refer you. Its up to you whether you let them know.
What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
The term 'counselling' is generally used to describe shorter-term work around difficult events in someone's life. Psychotherapy is usually for a longer period, more in-depth and more concerned with how a person experiences themselves and their relationships most deeply.
How long does counselling/therapy take?
There’s no standard length of time as everyone is unique. It depends on what you bring and what we might discover along the way. I have worked with some people for 6 sessions and with others, who have wanted to make profound changes in their lives, for several years.
How long are the sessions?
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
How much does it cost?
As people's ability to pay can vary greatly, rather than having a set price for sessions I discuss the level of my fee with each client.
Would I need to come every week?
Sessions take place weekly - ideally at the same time each week.
Would I need to lie on a couch?
No. Couches are most often used by psychoanalysts (the type of psychotherapy origninated by Sigmund Freud). I work sitting in comfortable chairs.
Phone: 07812 568 063