When we first make contact, we will talk either on the phone or via email to discuss briefly what you want and to ensure your needs are suited to private psychotherapy.
We can arrange a free 15-minute consultation over the phone, or video call if preferred. This call is an opportunity to tell me a bit about yourself and your reasons for seeking therapy at this time. I can also share a bit about me, to make sure we seem like a good ‘match’. The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important predictors of positive change, so this call is a good chance to test out how and whether we work together.
If we agree to go ahead after our first contact, we will arrange a date and time for your regular therapy slot. We can meet either weekly or fortnightly.
I understand that the first session can sometimes be anxiety provoking. There is no expectation that we will cover everything in this first meeting. Over the course of our first few sessions I will match your pace to discover more about who you are, the experiences you’ve lived through and your hopes for change. By the end of our first few meetings, we will have developed a shared understanding about how any difficulties may have developed over time and how therapy may help you meet your goals.
I offer a one-off assessment and formulation session (90 minutes) for those who would like to learn more about their mental health but do not wish to have regular therapy. Content wise, this session is the equivalent to around 3 standard therapy sessions. I will also share a personalised report with recommendations around self-guided ways to improve mental health and wellbeing.
From there we would work together towards any goals, addressing both short and longer term difficulties.
Occasionally, positive change happens very quickly and you may only need a few sessions. On average, people have around 8-18 sessions of therapy. For those who might wish to mine deeper, I can provide longer-term or open-ended therapy.
In person: £120/hour
Video Sessions: £110/hour
In person: £135/hour
Video Sessions: £125/hour
In person: £300