After initial contact we will schedule a session as soon as possible. I will also ask you to complete a short questionnaire to give me some background information prior to our meeting.
It is important that you are comfortable with your choice of therapist so this first session allows us both the chance to get to know each other. So that I can understand your needs and goals we will discuss the problems that are bringing you to therapy, your background and current circumstances. It will provide you with the opportunity to ask me any questions about the therapy process and the way I work. At the end of the session, we can both take some space to ascertain whether I am the right therapist for you.
Working Together in Counselling
Once the decision is made to work to together we can agree on an approach and a course of sessions that meets your needs and at a pace that suits you. Time spans can vary depending on the issue that you bring and what you wish to get from therapy. Some clients may prefer a longer process to deepen exploration and self-discovery through multiple sessions, and others may require a shorter, more solution focussed approach.
For counselling, I would usually suggest an initial agreement to meet for 6 sessions on a weekly basis. This will allow me to deepen my understanding of the areas that you want to work with and enable you to assess whether our therapeutic relationship is working for you. At the fifth session we can review and discuss how and whether to continue. At that point you may have gained what you needed from therapy for now or you may choose to extend the contract for a longer period of time or continue to work together in an open-ended way.
How we work will be set out in a working agreement which outlines the confidential nature of the sessions, the cancellation policy and establish our commitment to working together.
How Much Does it Cost?
Initial counselling consultation
£70 for 50 minute session
£70 for 50 minute session
Initial hypnotherapy consultation
£80 per hour. Session lasts for 1.5 hours and includes a preparatory guided visualisation
Hypnotherapy / Regression therapy
£80 per hour. Sessions last between 2-3 hours
Payment can be prepaid by bank transfer or in cash at the time of the session.
Cancellation Policy: To gain the most out of the work together regularity and commitment form an essential part of the therapeutic process however sometimes it is unavoidable that you may have to reschedule. When necessary I request a minimum of 1 weeks notice should you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment. If less than 1 weeks notice is given then the full fee is due for the missed session.
How to Get Started
Very simply send me an email from my contact page. Once you have done this I will quickly respond and we can start to consider how working with me might be appropriate for you and how you hope it will change things. Once we have a rough direction we will arrange our first session.