Counselling & arts-based therapies for adults, children & young people

Evening appointments may be available on request

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Therapy is an activity usually undertaken with a professional so that we are helped to heal.  In my practice therapy is the broad name given for a range of psychological interventions that promote wellbeing and good emotional health.  Embarking on therapy takes courage but it can help us to gain insight into our problems, feel calmer and more in control of what decisions we make and this can help us live a more fulfilling life.

The one that will help you move forward in your life in a way which works for you.  When we first meet we can discuss what issues you’re experiencing and decide together what might be most suitable.  My website gives more information on the types of therapy I offer but generally speaking I draw from theoretical frameworks including Adlerian, Existentially based, TA, CBT and Gestalt. I also draw on my professional and personal life experiences.

My fees can be found on the ‘fees’ tab.

Counselling tends to be shorter term so we may start with 6 sessions and review how we are doing around session 4. There is no fixed duration.

 

Existential and arts based therapies tend to go a bit deeper and can last from a few sessions to a few years.

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No, I aim to be as flexible as possible. Some people prefer a regular session so I try, where possible, to arrange this but we can work together to find what will work best for you.

It is difficult to fill session times with less than 48 hours’ notice. Therefore, any session that is cancelled within 48 hours prior to the expected day/time will be charged at full price.

Yes, I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the standards of good practice set out in their ethical framework.

Yes, all the therapies I offer are based on respect for client confidentiality unless I am concerned for someone’s safety, in which case I will discuss my concerns and course of action with you.  When I am working with children or young people I aim to keep the work as confidential as possible because trust can be a big issue, especially in the teenage years. However, I will share information with parents or carers as appropriate in the child or young person’s best interests. Again, I will talk this through with them when we meet. Any issues concerning child protection or safeguarding will be dealt with promptly and in a manner suited to the particular instance of concern.

There is no typical therapy session.  I will help you settle in, then we can discuss what brings you to therapy and how we might work together.  I will listen carefully to your concerns and offer you a warm, safe and  empathic environment from which we can explore together.

Absolutely anyone, there is no barrier to who may benefit from the deeply accepting, nurturing therapeutic exchange. People from all cultures, religious beliefs, disabilities and ethnicities can benefit.  Good mental health and wellbeing is something I believe to be a basic human right – for everyone.

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