I understand that contacting a therapist can feel scary, and takes courage; it can also feel like a relief when you do make that step.
If you contact me, I'll usually suggest we book an exploratory session to give us an idea of how it feels to work together. This lasts 50 minutes, and is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, and for me to get a sense of what might be troubling you and assess whether the kind of therapy I offer is suitable for you. There's no obligation for you to continue after this initial session if it doesn’t feel like a good 'fit' - therapy is a collaborative process and it's important you find a therapist with whom you can build a trusting relationship.
I understand you may be feeling hesitant about getting in touch, uncertain about booking an initial session, or you may just want to have a brief conversation as a first step. I'd encourage you to contact me - we can arrange a 15-20 minute chat online or by phone, for which there's no charge.
If we decide to work together, we will consider how many sessions you might need, and agree a therapeutic contract. Sessions are usually weekly (in some cases, twice weekly may be recommended) at an agreed time, and cost £60.
I am fully insured, have enhanced DBS clearance and am in regular clinical supervision, where I receive support, advice and feedback on my client work from a senior colleague. This is a professional requirement to ensure that my practice is safe. It is bound by confidentiality as is therapy, and client identity is not disclosed. I am a registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.