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20th April 2018 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has therapy?

Ordinary people come for therapy, life can be difficult, we can all feel overwhelmed at times or need someone to talk to without fear of judgement. It may be one specific issue that is bothering you or an accumulation of different issues. It may even be a general feeling of unease or unhappiness that you are unable to explain the cause of. Many of us have not been taught the necessary tools to deal with life's challenges or our emotions effectively or we simply do not have anyone to talk to about them. That's where I can help you.

What are the expected outcomes?

Everyone is different and comes seeking different outcomes but overall therapy creates a space to offload, work though any issues you may be facing, gain coping strategies and tools and a greater sense of self-awareness. This results in a greater knowledge of who you are and what you want and don't want in your life. Although the first step can be the hardest, it can also be the first step towards freeing yourself and becoming the person you want to be.

What happens in the initial consultation?

  • We agree on time-limited or open ended sessions.
  • If after the initial consultation you decide its not for you there is no obligation to continue.
  • We agree on the same time and day each week for sessions.
  • We sign a confidentiality contract.
  • We agree to review how the therapy is going for you every six weeks.
  • We agree on the goals to work towards.

  • What are the fees?

    Face-to-face and Skype

    Psychotherapy sessions last 50 minutes, hypnotherapy lasts 60 minutes, double sessions are available for both.

    Individual - 50

    Couples - 60

    Concessions are available if needed upon request.

    What is the duration of therapy?

    I work with short term 3 - 12 weeks or long term which is open ended. This would be agreed at our initial meeting along with your goals for therapy.

    What happens if I cancel?

    If you give me 24 hours notice, I will not charge you for the missed appointment.

    If you do not give me any notice or less than 24 hours, there will be a 25 cancellation fee.

    If I have to cancel an appointment I will give you as much notice as possible and rearrange the appointment for within the same week.

    What code of ethics do you adhere to?

    I am registered with the BACP and NCH, which means I adhere to their code of ethics, which can be found on their respective websites. and

    If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me, with no obligation to make an appointment.

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