Duration & frequency Normally the therapy sessions are weekly and each session lasts for fifty minutes. After the assessment we would discuss whether the therapy would be suited to short-term (less than 6 sessions), medium term (6 to 24 sessions) or long-term work (more than 6 months).
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some of the questions I'm often asked by clients and prospective clients. Click on a question to be taken automatically to the corresponding answer:
Normally the therapy sessions are weekly and each session lasts for the therapeutic standard length of fifty minutes. The sessions are in the same place each week and normally at the same time where possible.
What happens at the first session?
The initial session is an assessment in which there is a chance to meet and see if it feels like working together could be a valuable experience. It is a chance to see how I work and also for me to see if I am best suited to be working with you. If I think you could possibly benefit more from a different form of therapy then I would refer you to someone who is able to offer that.
How many sessions would I need?
After the assessment we would discuss whether the therapy would be suited to short-term (less than 6 sessions), medium term (6 to 24 sessions) or long-term work (more than 6 months).
What is the cancellation policy?
You need to give 24 hours notice of a cancellation to not incur the full cost of the session.
How much do the sessions cost and how do I pay?
To find out about the price of sessions do get in touch by email or phone. Payment can be by cash, cheque or online transfer.
What if I don’t think it is helping me?
I would suggest that people try a few sessions before deciding that it isn’t working. Much of therapy is not a ‘quick fix’ and some time is needed for the work to have an impact. However we will be able to review the work at regular intervals and think together about how best to proceed.
Can I continue taking psychiatric medication if I have therapy?
Yes you can. I am not a psychiatrist so will not be suggesting what you should or shouldn’t do regarding your medication.
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