Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve compiled a list of questions I think you might have about me, and my sessions but please do hit the button below if you have anything on your mind or that concerns you.

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Generally asked questions

What do you charge?

Individual sessions cost £70 per 60-minute session.

I require 48 hours’ notice to change or cancel an appointment otherwise full payment is due.

How will I know you’re the right therapist for me?

Finding the right therapist that fits for you is essential. 

For individuals: 

I offer a free 30-minute introductory session. This gives you a chance to talk about your difficulties, ask any questions you may have and work out for yourself what you want to do next.   

 

How do I know you are qualified and that you are safe to work with me?

I’m a qualified therapist: I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, a UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice and a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I’m also a qualified nutritionist: I have a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Health from MMU.

I am committed to good practice. I am a registered member of UKATA and BACP. As recommended by these regulatory bodies I engage in regular supervision and continuing professional development. I abide by their ethical codes.

I’m fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

When can I see you?

When we have our initial session we will discuss the timings of our ongoing appointments.

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

How many sessions will I need?

This varies from person to person. It depends on what you bring. I offer both short (6 weeks to 6 months) and long-term therapy (6 months to a year, or several years).

I usually suggest to people that if you choose to work with me, let’s agree to work together for six sessions in the first instance. At that 6th session, we can review our work together and decide what happens next.

I feel better, so how do we finish?

This is up to you, as we work together we will always be talking about and reflecting on your progress. Ideally, when it’s time, we can talk about how we end our work together. This can be by agreeing to end after a particular number of sessions.

Another option is to reduce the frequency of our work together.

Where do you work?

You can come and see me for face-to-face sessions at Brighter Spaces in Wilmslow.

I work online using zoom.

We can also meet for walking therapy sessions at a location agreed upon between us.

Do you do online sessions?

Yes, I work with individuals online using Zoom,  so I can offer you therapy or nutritional support wherever you are.

What about confidentiality?

I take your confidentiality very seriously, and this will be discussed at our first meeting.

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