Do you offer an initial consultation?

Yes. Before we decide to meet for therapy, I will offer you a free 20 minute telephone consultation in order for me to get an idea of what brings you to therapy, for us to discuss how I might be able to help, and to get an idea of if we will be a ‘good fit’.

What happens in our first session?

In our first session, I will ask you some questions about yourself, your life so far and what has brought you to therapy at this time. This is called an assessment and is more of an ongoing conversation than an interview, and isn’t as formal as the name might make it sound. Often the assessment process might take more than one or two sessions, as we discuss the things you would like help with the ways we might be able to work together.

Can I bring anyone into my sessions?

If you are under 18, you might want to bring a parent in to your first session, and perhaps your last session. I would recommend that you attend the remainder of the sessions by yourself because it is your space, and it is important that we understand things from your perspective. Often young people feel better once they have met me and happy to continue without the parent in the room.

If you are an adult, I would not recommend bringing anyone else to therapy.

How do I know what type of therapy is right for me?

I understand how overwhelming it can be with the number of therapies that are out there. I only practice in evidence-based approaches and in our initial consultation we can discuss, in more detail, what you would like help with and the types of therapy that I offer.

Please see: How I work

How long can I expect to be in therapy?

I work with people in both long-term and short-term ways. We can discuss this in more detail in our initial consultation but ultimately it is up to you and we will review our work along the way. If you are looking to deeply explore your past, we might be looking at a year or more of therapy. If you are looking to address a specific issue (for example with EMDR) then we might work together for just a few months. If you are being funded by insurance you may have up to 20 sessions of therapy approved by your provider.

How long is a session?

Sessions are 50 minutes long.

How often will we meet?

We will meet weekly, typically at the same time each week.

What hours do you work?

I work on weekdays, within school hours, usually between 10am – 3.30pm. I do not usually work during the evening or weekends.

Will you be available in a crisis or between sessions?

Can I use health insurance to pay for my therapy?

Yes. I am approved to work with clients covered by AXA, Aviva, Cigna, Aetna, Vitality etc. Please get in touch for more details.

How much is it?

Sessions start at £90. Fees covered by insurance are set by your provider.

Can we work online?

Yes. Since the beginning of the pandemic I have been using the online platform Zoom to see clients and will continue to do so for people who wish to work remotely.