HOW LONG IS EACH THERAPY SESSION?

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes.

WHAT IS YOUR FEE?

The first session is at a discounted rate of £40.

After that, the fee for each session is £75.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

Therapy is an open-ended process and progress is rarely linear. The length isn't fixed, and ultimately it will be your decision when to end.

DO YOU WORK IN PERSON OR ONLINE?

I am working online, and in person in Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire, UK.

WHAT PROBLEMS CAN YOU HELP WITH?

Therapy can be a unique space in which to make sense of yourself and how you experience the world: at work and at home, alone and in company. It's as multi-layered and complex as our shared humanity. It is not only - or perhaps even mainly - a 'treatment' to make something go away.

As a treatment, however, therapy has been shown to help with:

  • Depression, anxiety or eating disorders

  • Distressing physical conditions

  • Life events like bereavement, relationship breakdowns, or work-related stress

  • Difficult emotions like low self-esteem or anger

  • Issues around sexual identity

(Read more on the NHS website)

We can discuss whether therapy is likely to be right for you in our first  session.

WHAT KIND OF THERAPY DO YOU PRACTISE?

Within counselling and psychotherapy there are different approaches, although a relationship of trust that is focused on you and what matters to you - the therapeutic alliance - is at the core of almost all of them.

My training is psychodynamic, which means that I will aim to listen carefully to what you are saying and to explore ways in which your present experience might follow patterns of relating and being that have been part of your life for a long time.

Tracing the history and significances of these patterns can reveal where they might limit or restrict what seems possible now. And this can make space to imagine how you could begin to be yourself, differently, in the future.

You can read more about psychodynamic counselling and therapy at the Counselling Directory website.