How much notice do you need for a cancellation? I require 48 hours prior to cancelling a scheduled session, otherwise I will need to charge for the missed session. Naturally, you may want to take a holiday from therapy and we will schedule this in as we work together.
How long can we work together? I offer brief and focused work and open-ended, long term counselling and psychotherapy. We can discuss your needs and wants for the length of counselling when we first meet. However long we decide to work together for, we will have regular reviews to check how you feel the counselling is progressing.
What will the first session involve? In the first session we will both have the space to assess our suitability to work together and for you to tell me a little about yourself. I take some details from you and I have a written contract which we will go through in this session as well.
There is then an opportunity for you to tell me the details of why you have sought therapy and any other material you wish to share in this session.
From this session we may both decide that we need a little bit more time and we can organise a second session in which to do this. Alternatively we may be able to agree on a timescale to work together in that initial appointment.
What is your availability? At the moment I have daytime and some weekend appointments available.
Can I claim for therapy on my insurance? Yes, I am recognised by AXA PPP and BUPA so you can claim through those routes. Alternatively I also work with some EAP providers.