A free initial consultation will be conducted by phone, at the end of which we will agree whether to proceed with therapy.
Once we have agreed to continue, we will meet for our first session, during which we will identify how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours affect your day-to-day life and we can develop a
shared understanding of the problem. We will decide which issues will initially be prioritised for change and how we will go about making these life-transforming changes.
We agree a treatment plan and goals to achieve over the next few sessions, including the number of sessions likely to be needed. Each session lasts about 50 minutes. Therapy sessions normally take place once a week, but intensive sessions can be arranged. Most courses of therapy last for several weeks. It is normal to have around 12-15 sessions, but a course of therapy can be longer or shorter. This depends upon the nature and severity of the condition.
Therapy will require you to take an active part. In-between each session you will be given a kind of therapeutic 'homework'. An example of the type of homework you may be given is being asked to keep a diary of your thoughts early on in therapy, so we can identify 'trigger' events to certain thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours. In the later stages of therapy, you may be given homework of trying out new coping mechanisms learned during therapy.
Here are some of the things you may choose to talk to me about:
- Anger Management
- Anxiety Disorders, including Panic attacks with or without external triggers
- Coaching (executive/career/life)
- Couples Counselling
- Depression, including MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) and Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Low Self-Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Personality Disorders
- Spiritual Concerns
- Suicide Ideation
- Trauma including PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- and others
Counselling fees for individuals are £45 per 50 minute session between 9am and 5pm, and £55 per session after 5pm. For Couples the day-time sessions are £50, and in the evening they are £60 per session.