It is not unusual to feel worried about making initial contact with a therapist. An experienced practitioner will understand this, and is trained to listen and to help with the process. Below are some answers to common questions.
What do I do next?
I suggest in the first instance we meet to discover whether we can work together. This preliminary consultation will typically last longer than a standard session (usually between 60 and 90 minutes), for which the charge is £80.00. Sometimes we may decide to continue preliminary consultations for a few meetings. This gives us time to get to know each other, and for you to decide if therapy is right for you and if you would like to begin work with me.
If you would like to contact me to set up an initial meeting to discuss your situation, please free to contact me via telephone or email, or by using the contact form on this website.
How often do I come and how much is the fee?
Sessions cost £65.
it is important that you feel as comfortable as possible talking to me. If we begin working together, we will agree a time when we will meet each week. The slot we agree will be kept for you at the same time, and on the same day each week. This is an important part of the work. For this reason, missed sessions must be paid for.
Where can I find out about psychodynamic psychotherapy?
It is natural to have questions about psychodynamic psychotherapy. The link below will take you to the website of the British Psychoanalytic Council, where you will find links to the evidence for this method of working