Frequently Asked Questions
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy aims to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, support them in establishing a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour.
Psychotherapy may help with the following:
– Low mood/Depression
– Body image issues
And even IBS
Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely. The session is patient led (i.e. I may not start the conversation but will instead encourage you to bring things into the session).
What is counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.
What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a counsellor?
Psychotherapists are similar to counsellors, but they've usually received more extensive training; they're also often qualified applied psychologists, Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Psychiatrists.
What can I expect from my psychotherapist?
Our work together is confidential.
The sessions last for 50 minutes and are held weekly.
How much do I pay and how?
Couples £120 per session
Individual £80 per session
Adolescent £55 per session
Assessment and court report £150 per hour
Coaching £100 per session
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) £150 per session
I also offer slide-scale psychotherapy sessions for those on low income at the rate of £45 per session. However, please note that spaces are limited and are reviewed every 6 months.
Sessions can be paid for using cash, Paypal, credit or debit card.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes, I am recognised by several insurance company, please feel free to contact me to discuss.
Will I be in therapy forever?
No, I offer short term and open-ended therapy.
Do you offer home visit in your counselling/Psychotherapy service?
Yes, but this is charged at a different rate of £150 per session.
Do you offer phone sessions?
Yes I offer telephone and Skype session, please contact to discuss.
Please note that I review my fees annually in October.
My usual policy is that 24 hours notice is required, otherwise you will be charged for the missed session. If you wish to discuss a different arrangement, please bring it up during the assessment session. Please note that assessment sessions are charged at the same rate as ordinary sessions.