Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
I work in Leamington Spa town centre. Please contact me for session availability. I do offer some evening and weekend appointments.
How much does a session cost?
My fees are £50 per session, with a session lasting 50 minutes. Some concession rate are available for students or those on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss further.
How many sessions will I need?
This really varies between client to client and ultimately depends on your aims and objectives for therapy. We can discuss this in your initial session. Short,medium and long term therapy is available.
What if I no longer want to continue with the therapy?
There is no obligation to continue with the therapy and you are free to end at any time. I would encourage that you discuss this with me first as the way I work is relational and making decisions together, even if it's that therapy isn't right for you, is important.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
The term Psychotherapy is often used interchangeably with Counselling as both are talking therapies. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a significant time period, considering overall patterns, chronic issues, and recurring feelings. This requires openness to exploring the past and its impact on the present. Counselling may be for a specific issue such as a bereavement or significant life event, and the work together may be shorter and more focused. With both counselling and psychotherapy the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and safe.
What is the UKCP?
The UK Council for Psychotherapy is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in psychotherapy. Being a member of the UKCP means I have had to meet certain criteria, such as a minimum standard of training and minimum number of client hours. I also adhere to their ethical code of practice. Please visit the UKCP website to find out more.