Frequently Asked Questions
There are probably many things you will want to know before you start therapy or analysis. Send me an email or text me, and I will get back to you. I am happy to have a 15-minute check in with you, so that we can get a feel for one-another and decide if we want to take it further. This will give you the opportunity to ask me whatever it is you are concerned about, and I will be able to answer your specific queries and concerns.
If we agree we want to explore this further, we can arrange a one off session (I charge for all sessions), and work out how to move forward. There is a lot to talk about in an initial session, sometimes two are necessary. Establishing trust and starting to work is difficult for most of us. Some people come to therapy because they have found relationships difficult. I attempt to support you in exploring this, by using our own relationship. I provide a secure space for you to establish trust and encourage you to work at your own pace.
My experience is that working virtually can be just as rewarding and safe as working one to one. You will need to find a place in your house where you feel secure - some of my clients choose to sit in their cars to talk to me; some go for a walk and sit on a favorite bench in the park. Many miss the journey to and from my rooms. There is a time saving of course, but you miss out on that meditative journey here and the space to reflect on the session afterwards, giving yourself a transitional space to move into the next part of your day.
However the basics are:
- I see clients in Brentford, West London
There is easy access from Shepherds Bush, Chiswick, Ealing, and Hounslow
Brentford is served by Main line trains from Waterloo, the Piccadilly line to South Ealing and the Overground and District to Gunnersbury. The following buses come to within 2 mins of my rooms, 65, 235, 237, 267
- I offer day and evening appointments.
- Initial sessions are charged at £80. Sometimes 2 initial sessions are appropriate. Fees are negotiated depending on commitment, frequency and ability to pay. Fee range is between £80 and £135 for a weekly 50 minute session. Some reductions are possible for open-ended therapy with two or more sessions weekly. I charge for all missed or cancelled sessions.
- We will agree how often we meet, once, twice or three times a week.