Confidentiality
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework and adhere to the policies as outlined by the BACP. All Client records are data protected and stored securely. The content of the therapy sessions and family meetings are confidential unless a person discloses that they, or someone else, are put at risk of significant harm.

How long do the sessions last?
Consistency is important so sessions usually take place at the same time on a weekly or bi monthly basis. Sessions are 50 minutes.

What happens in a session?
Brain science and neurobiological studies are now demonstrating the importance of using creativity in therapy, particularly as a way to help access experiences that may not be encoded in verbal memory located in the left brain. Using creativity may help access these right brain experiences and emotions and then enable them to verbalised by the left brain. This can help a person to process difficult emotional experiences.

As an integrative counselling psychotherapist I will use both a non directive and directive approach depending on the therapeutic process and the current therapeutic needs.

Assessment and intervention period
It is important that a therapist gains as much information as possible about the person’s history and experiences. Typically we will arrange an initial free phone consultation and we will arrange a time to have the first session where we can see if it would be a good fit. Assessment information will be sent out to the parent/guardian (when working with a young person) to gain more information without discussing it in front of the young person.

After the initial session we will agree upon an initial period of therapeutic interventions. The amount of time is dependent on the specific therapeutic needs of the person, sometimes short term work is all that is needed, however at times more intensive services are required.


Types of interventions include:
Adult session
Individual young person session


What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?
Therapy is most effective when it occurs at the same time on a regular basis. This regularity helps develop the therapeutic relationship and to get the most out of therapy. When sessions are frequently missed or cut short by arriving late, it disrupts the therapeutic process and stops it’s effectiveness. I ask that you give 24 hours notice if you need to cancel the appointment. Special circumstances are given if it is an emergency situation. If you do not show or miss the appointment without the required notice a £45 charge is invoiced for missed appointments.


Health Care Provider
I currenty see clients with the following private health care provider: Bupa, Aviva, Axa and Vitality


Session cost
For private clients who are not going through private health care sessions cost £50 for 50 minute sessions


Payment methods
Payment is made by BACS which is to be paid 24 hours prior to the session or by cash


Working Hours: Monday (Day and Evening) Wednesday(Day) Saturday (Mornings)

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