Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?
The relationship between the therapist and you is absolutely central to the work, so it is important that you find someone you feel you can connect to and trust. For this reason I would suggest meeting for an initial session, giving you the chance to talk to me and to decide if you think what I have to offer is right for you. If I am not the right person to help you I will, where appropriate, suggest alternatives.
- How long do sessions last and how many will I need?
Sessions are 50 minutes. At the first session we can discuss how many sessions might be needed and either agree on a fixed number of sessions or leave it open ended.
- How confidential is it?
All sessions are kept strictly confidential - nothing you tell me will be disclosed to anyone else, subject to the following important ethical and legal limits:
1) As part of maintaining a professional practice, I will at times discuss my work with a qualified supervisor.
2) Where there is a serious and immediate risk of harm to you or to another I may be required both ethically and/or legally to lift confidentiality. This lifting of confidentiality may also be required in certain judicial or administrative proceedings. In any such circumstances I will always, if at all practicable, discuss this with you first.
- How much will it cost?
My usual fee is £55 per session.