- Why should I choose you as my therapist?
- How long is a session?
- How many therapy sessions will I need?
- Do you offer a discount for booking several sessions at once? How does the Regular Therapy Session Pack work?
- Do you do couples or children’s therapy?
- What does the process of becoming a client look like?
- Do you offer video therapy sessions?
- What therapeutic approaches do you use?
- Will I have to do any work outside of the session?
- How do I book a session?
- How does the first session refund policy work?
- Do you have insurance?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- How do you protect client privacy
- Do you offer a student discount?
Why should I choose you as my therapist?
- I take an action-based approach. Our therapy sessions will never be just talking. We will be taking real steps to make you feel better at the end of every session, and every upcoming week.
- I don’t just rely on my intuition when measuring your progress. I’m constantly using reliable, validated psychological health scales to be as objective as possible.
- Your present and future are a higher priority for me than your past.
- My CBT training is through the Beck Institute, the founders of CBT.
- Every decision we make in therapy is collaborative and you will be an active participant through the whole process.
- I’ll teach you about psychological health and explain everything we do in therapy, including the specific techniques I use, so you can apply the knowledge in your life.
How long is a session?
Regular therapy sessions last for 50 minutes.
How many therapy sessions will I need?
The exact number of sessions you’ll need will vary depending on your circumstances. Typical clients attend somewhere between eight and twenty sessions.
If you’d like to book a regular time, the easiest (and most affordable) way to do so is to book a Regular Therapy Session Pack of six sessions (see below).
Do you offer a discount for booking several sessions at once? How does the Regular Therapy Session Pack work?
If you’d like to book in a regular time to see me, you can book six sessions at a time by choosing “Regular Therapy Session Pack” on my booking page. This gives you a £5 discount on each session.
Booking a regular session keeps us to a good schedule, and means that we’re more likely to see the results of therapy sooner.
Please note that the system will automatically book you in for the same time each week, over a six-week period. If any of these dates don’t work for you, just get in touch and I’ll be happy to reschedule to a more convenient time.
Do you do couples or children’s therapy?
No, I only offer psychotherapy services for individual adults.
What does the process of becoming a client look like?
Both I and you as a client should feel comfortable that I am the right therapist for your needs – while I obviously hope that I will be a good fit for you, no therapist can help every client. If I don’t think I can help, it’s my responsibility to tell you (and vice versa), so that you can find a therapist who’s better suited to you.
My process is designed to give us both the opportunity to check that we’ll be able to have a productive therapeutic relationship:
[Optional] 10-minute call: before you come to a therapy session, we can have a quick call. We’ll discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, and your goals. If it seems like we’ll be a good fit for each other, you can book your first session.
First session: During the first session we’ll discuss things in more detail. We’ll start to do a more in-depth evaluation of where you’re at, and set goals.
Hopefully we’ll have started to make progress towards where you’d like to get to. However, if either of us feel like I’m not the right therapist for you, I’ll offer you a partial refund of the session fee (see my refund policy below for details).
Subsequent sessions: once we’re working together, we’ll figure out a schedule that fits your needs. Typically you’ll benefit from having weekly sessions, but different clients will have different needs. My goal is to get you to a place where you’re doing well, and you don’t need to keep coming as frequently.
To get started, please visit my booking page.
Do you offer video therapy sessions?
In-person sessions are preferable, as they allow easier communication between client and therapist, and for new clients I will always see you in-person. However, after we’ve established a working relationship, we may be able to conduct some of our sessions over video calls. This gives both of us flexibility in case of events like travel.
What therapeutic approaches do you use?
I support an eclectic approach to therapy, with a combination of cognitive-behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. I prefer to use approaches that have a strong scientific basis, in particular cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT. I avoid psychoanalysis.
It’s encouraged for both sides to take notes during the session. This helps to make the whole process more systematic, and to help you to be more effective between the sessions and after the therapy is over. One of my goals is client education — I want my clients to learn new information that they can keep using on their own, and incorporate into their lives going forward.
Will I have to do any work outside of the session?
Yes. Creating an action plan that you can work on regularly is an essential part of successful therapeutic work.
The aim is for you to take the techniques that we cover in the sessions into your daily life. I’ll ask you to be attentive to your thoughts and feelings between sessions, so that we can notice — and then work through — things like unhelpful automatic thoughts or situations that trigger distress.
This process is about helping you to build healthier mental habits, so that over time you’ll be better equipped to handle challenging situations or emotional states.
How do I book a session?
To start your booking, use the ‘Booking’ link in the main website navigation, or click here.
If you’re a new client, please start by booking a 10 Minute Call, otherwise please select Therapy Session.
How does the first session refund policy work?
Seeing a therapist for the first time can be a daunting experience, because it’s hard to know whether they’ll be a good fit. My first session refund policy is designed to take the risk out of trying me out as your therapist.
If, after our first session, one of us decides that we aren’t a good fit for each other, and do not wish to continue with further sessions, you may request a refund of 40% of the session fee. Refunds will be calculated based on the full-price session fee, less any discounts already applied.
To request a refund under this policy, please send me an email with the subject "[Your Name] First Session Refund Request".
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have full public and professional liability insurance.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your booking at least 48 hours before the session, I will refund your session fee in full. Cancellations or no-shows after this will not be refunded.
How do you protect client privacy
Therapy necessarily involves talking about personal, sometimes very private, matters. I take the privacy of my clients very seriously. Information disclosed in therapy sessions will be kept confidential (except in the very unlikely event that I am required to disclose it by law).
I keep all my long-term client records in a format that is digitally encrypted.
Do you offer a student discount?
I currently offer a 30% discount for students. After our inital consultation call, please send me proof that you’re a student (such as a photo of your student card) and I’ll send you a discount code that you can use when booking your therapy sessions.