Frequently asked questions

The length of therapy for individuals is 50 minutes which is a standard therapeutic hour, however for couples work the session is 60 minutes. I also offer longer sessions for couples to work up to 90 minutes.

Initially I recommend that we meet weekly in order to build up momentum in our work. However people do drop down to fortnightly and I take a flexible approach to this.

The duration of therapy depends on your goals and current difficulties. I am not rigid in session numbers, however I will always be realistic in what can be achieved within time. I offer both shorter term and longer term therapy which ranges from seeing clients between 6-12 sessions, 3-9 months or for longer term clients, a couple of years. I will continually check in to ensure that you are not receiving therapy for longer than you need.

Yes, I have a handful of midweek evening appointments that I offer up to 9pm.

My fees for individual therapy sessions are £90 and my fees for couples therapy are £110. I offer a reduced rate for trainee psychologists.

I ask for a minimum of 48 hours’ notice in advance to your therapy appointment to avoid a charge being incurred for therapy. Further details of my cancellation policy will be written in your therapy contract.

As an accredited Counselling Psychologist I have a professional and legal responsibility to respect and protect the confidentiality of my clients at all times. I am bound by the code of ethics of my professional bodies (BPS and HCPC) and it is my responsibility to adhere to these. I do not write to your GP, unless you would like me to or there is a clinical need, however I would obtain consent before doing so. There are exceptional circumstances where I am legally and ethically bound to break confidentiality but these will all be discussed before the onset of therapy and are outlined in the therapy agreement.

Chartered Counselling Psychologists need to have a minimum of six years training. This includes a first degree in Psychology, and a rigorous postgraduate training (typically a Doctoral level degree lasting 3-4 years) in which they must conduct their own original research which contributes to the field of psychology. Chartered psychologists also work as supervised psychologists during their training, often in the NHS, and so have a wide breadth and depth of experience of presenting problems. Following this training, the title of ‘C.Psychol.’ (Chartered Psychologist) is awarded. ‘C.Psychol.’ represents the benchmark of professional recognition, and reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. The British Psychological Society (BPS) represents the professional body responsible for developing and supporting the discipline of psychology and disseminating psychological knowledge to the public and policy makers but it is The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) who regulates psychological professionals. They set standards, hold a register, quality assure education and investigate complaints.

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It is important for me to understand how your difficulties are impacting your life, day to day, and what your experiences of these difficulties are so we can figure out how psychological therapy can best help you. I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ therapy service.

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