Finding out more
You can call me on 07821 401791 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a preliminary telephone conversation. There is no charge for this and no obligation to take it further.
The initial consultation
If we decide to meet, the next step is to arrange an initial consultation. This will take place in my consulting room. There will be time for you to tell me more about yourself and your difficulties. You can ask any questions you may have. I will listen and share my reflections, I may also have some questions at this stage.
If we both think there is potential for us to work together we will agree a time for you to come for a second consultation. The consultation process can continue for as long as necessary for us to reach a decision over starting regular sessions.
If you begin psychotherapy we agree regular times for you to attend sessions. Sessions are for your growth and development. Gradually, from one session to the next, as your thoughts unfold at their own pace, we weave together a fuller picture of your inner world and how this shapes your experience of external realities. I am guided by your process as well as my experience and training.
Just as everyone is unique, every psychotherapy process will be different and the length will vary accordingly. Should you wish to stop, it is advisable to meet for a number of sessions depending on the length and depth of the therapeutic relationship. The ending can be a valuable part of the process in itself.
My fee is £70. I allow up to one and a quarter hours for the initial consultation. Further consultations and regular sessions are of 50 minutes duration.
My consulting room is on the first floor, access is via a flight of stairs. There is on-street parking nearby which is free except between the hours of 10.30-11.30 am when meter parking is available. It is well served by public transport.
And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom Risk, by Anais Nin