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Frequently asked questions

How often are the sessions?

50 minutes once a week during the initial weeks of therapy. Long term therapy will be subject to negotiation. We believe regular attendance promotes continuity but we are willing to consider working with people on a fortnightly basis.

How long will the therapy last?

It varies. Some people come to therapy for months, others for years. Those wishing to explore and unpick deeper underlying issues may require longer. It depends on the individual but we can discuss this during our initial meeting. We offer brief therapy which would comprise of 15 sessions and also long term therapy.

How do I know if therapy is the right thing for me?

It is important to make the decision to enter therapy for yourself. An initial consultation will help you to decide what type of therapist you would like to work with and what you want out of therapy. Within the initial sessions we will be getting to know each other in order to establish rapport.  During therapy you will have the time and space to explore and review the experience of working with us and decide whether you want to continue.

Fees & Cancellations

I require 48 hours notice for cancellations. You will be charged the full fee if cancellation is at short notice.

I offer a sliding scale in terms of my fees and have a few low cost therapy slots for people on low incomes. My therapy room is based in Long Buckby, however, we can come to you. I accept payments in Cash or Bank Transfer. Payments to be made on the day of session.

Endings

If during the therapy process you decide that do not wish to continue it is often useful to have a phased ending over several weeks to consolidate the work and bring closure to the therapeutic relationship. The amount of time you want for this depends on your preference. As a minimum I would require one week’s notice, when you are ready to leave.