How does it work?
Working with Me
What to expect
Deciding to begin therapy is sometimes scary. Not sure what to expect, how it will feel, how much it will cost. This section should tell you all you need to know. You can request a session via the phone, email, or using our online form. The first session is always free and can last up to an hour. The first session is free because I feel its really important that we can introduce ourselves and see if we can work together. Therapy works through a trusting, safe relationship. So the connection is important, also checking out if what your feeling is due to a medical condition rather than psychological is also important.
First Free Session
During the first session, I should develop a fair grasp of what is going on for you and what you’d like to do about it, and by the end of the first session, I should be in a position to create a treatment plan for you. If for whatever reason the first session wasn’t enough or that the situation you are in is very complex I will provide another free session. Once I can present a treatment plan and you are happy with my suggestions we can begin.
The treatment plan is a transparent road map of your therapeutic journey with me. It will have a summary of the issues you presented with my input on what I feel the issues are and how I’m going to go about helping you. It will contain a list of what we want to achieve after each session so we can track what has worked and what needs a different approach. I will provide my methodology (what type of therapy I will use) and my reason for it. I will state how many sessions I think you will need to achieve the goals set out in the treatment plan. It’s important to state that the treatment plan is not fixed, it’s a flexible road map that will change and grow as we work together.
Session & Cost
All my sessions take place online due to the COVID restrictions. I use several online platforms, SKYPE, Zoom to name just two. I will also support you using direct calls and emails. Session cost is £55 for 50 minutes and is paid via PayPal, bank transfer, or via payment apps. Session fees are paid in advance of each session.
Confidentiality is absolute.
I will not share your name, contact details, or session details to anyone.
My practice is built on absolute trust.