Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have availability at the moment? I will not be taking any new clients for the rest of this year. I don't keep a waiting list (see below) but it is worth checking the site from time to time.
Do you work in person or online?
I work mainly face-to-face and only take new clients who can come in person.
Why don't you keep a waiting list?
For me, it's key that enquiries and approaches always come from the client. An important aspect of the psychotherapeutic process is that clients gain confidence in making choices for themselves. For some people, being approached some time after the initial enquiry by a therapist who now has a space can bring up a tendency to try to please others or comply with someone else's perceived need (for example, that the therapist needs to fill a space). This could tip the balance away from the client freely choosing who to work with.
How much do you charge?
My standard fee is £60 for an hour (60 minutes).
How often are the sessions?
Sessions are weekly and if possible at the same time each week.
Where do you work?
I work from home in Bristol BS7.
How do I start?
If you would like to arrange a free introductory meeting of up to 45 minutes, you can call, or email me via this site and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
How long does therapy take?
It depends what you want to bring to the sessions; I am open to both long and shorter term work. Whatever your needs, we would review the work during the 6th session to establish whether it was right for you and whether I felt I was the right person for you to work with.
What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
It takes longer to train as a psychotherapist than as a counsellor, and psychotherapy tends to be more in-depth than counselling. However, although there are clear differences in the training, some people use the terms 'counselling' and 'psychotherapy' interchangeably, and there is no absolute agreement about the definitions. It is a confusing area, and questions about training, experience and how someone works can be asked in the introductory meeting.