Sessions last for 50 minutes. We meet at a fixed time once or more than once a week. We sit in comfortable chairs facing one another. The therapy is open-ended. In other words, we will not agree on an end date at the start of our work together. We will speak about you, not about me, but may sometimes speak about our relationship as client and therapist, or about your feelings about being in therapy. I will not make notes during sessions, or ask you to respond to questionnaires that measure your progress, or set tasks for you to complete before we next meet, but will simply invite you say whatever is on your mind, even if its relevance is unclear to begin with.
My fee for an initial consultation is £60. I usually suggest that we meet twice before you commit to working together. In the first meeting, I will ask more questions than I normally do in therapy sessions. This is to help me gain an understanding of your reasons for seeking help. The second meeting is a chance for us to discuss what the first brought up for you, and to address any questions you might have about being in therapy.
My fees for sessions range from £60 to £90 depending on income. This is to allow me to offer low-cost sessions to people who would otherwise be unable to afford therapy. Since I reserve the hour(s) we meet for you, I will ask you to pay for any sessions you miss.
If £60 is unaffordable, please contact me to find out whether I have any space available for low-cost therapy. If I am currently unable to see you, I may still be able to refer you to a colleague.