COMMON QUERIES

Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving my clients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question, especially when it comes to mental health. Please check out the answers to the most FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.

HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST?

I accept self-funding individuals and couples, and offer reduced rates for students or individuals on low income. Fees for insurance companies vary. 

Below is an example of the fees I charge:

A initial phone consultation- FREE

Individual Psychological Therapy - £85 per 50 minute session

Couples Therapy/Family Therapy - £120 per 50 minute session

Insurance companies  - P.O.A.

Please get in touch to discuss costs for all other services. 

HOW LONG IS A THERAPY SESSION?

A therapy session is typically 50 minutes. However, there are particular occasions when it would be necessary to extend sessions to 80 minutes (e.g. when conducting 'reliving' sessions with clients suffering from trauma). Prior consultation with clients would always be carried out if longer sessions are deemed necessary.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M READY TO TALK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES OR OPEN UP ABOUT HOW I AM FEELING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

For someone who has never had any experience of seeing a therapist, making the first step can feel a big and scary step. It may be that you've been toying with the idea for some time but the thought of having to open up about your emotions feels too big/dangerous? Or maybe you've grown up in an environment where you've learnt that you shouldn't talk about your emotions, or that seeing a therapist means that there is something wrong with you? I, too, once shared some of these preconceptions. However, through my experiences of both receiving therapy (a requirement of my training), and through delivering therapy, I now know that this does not, should not, be the case. As such, I have since become hugely passionate about trying to dispel these myths and make therapy accessible to all. I truly believe that all of us would benefit from having a space in which they feel safe to open up and chat about how they are experiencing life and the challenges it throws up. In no way should                                                                                                                                            accessibng therapy 

 

Furthermore, psychological therapy is not about having something done to you; you as the client should have ultimate control over what is explore in therapy and I will never force you to open up about issues that you do not wish to. That said, there may be times where we feel it is right for me to encourage you to explore feelings or experiences that you feel unsure about, however, if this starts to feel