Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you need more information or advice, please feel free to get in touch.
Feeling comfortable with your therapist is important so this gives us chance to meet and establish a rapport. During this session we will carry out an assessment of your current situation and explore what you are hoping to achieve. I will explain a little about how the process would work and answer any questions you may have. At the end of this session you can then go away and think about it or book your next session/sessions with me.
This depends on many things and what type of therapy you are receiving. Reviews will be carried out regularly to give us the opportunity to reflect on your progress and ensure you are getting what you need from our sessions. This gives you the opportunity to give feedback and provides you with control over the therapeutic process and outcome. It is entirely your decision how many sessions to have; although we will discuss this before we commence any therapy. You can decide to end at any time; however a closing session is recommended.
Therapy is a commitment and for you to receive its full benefit regular attendance is recommended. I am rarely able to fill a cancelled appointment at short notice. If you do need to cancel you can do so without charge by giving me at least 24 hours’ notice of the cancellation. Appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment will be charged in full.
Please see my prices page for a full list of fees.
Confidentiality is essential and something I take seriously. The information you choose to share with me is kept securely and confidentially; I will discuss this with you in more detail at your first appointment and answer any questions or concerns you have. If ever there is a risk of harm to yourself or someone else, I may need to break confidentiality, but wherever possible will discuss this with you first.
I have a therapy room at home that is separate to my house. You can park on the street outside and then you walk down a small public footpath to the right of my property and enter through a gate on the left.
I should be available to greet you when you arrive but should exceptional circumstances occur and I am with a client please be patient and wait in your car.
I currently accept cash or bank transfer.