Two steps to starting therapy.
1. Book a 20-minute telephone consultation (free)
The first step to starting therapy is to email me requesting a free telephone consultation. This can usually be arranged within a week of contacting me if I have availability. In the consultation I'll ask you about what you'd like help with and explain what I can offer. This gives you an opportunity to ask me questions and see if you'd like to book your first therapy session with me. I typically speak with people for about 20 minutes in these consultations.
2. Start a block of therapy sessions (video-call or telephone) (£90 per 50-minute session)
In your first therapy session we'll meet via Zoom or phone and talk in more depth about your difficulties and what you'd like to get out of the process. This helps us to identify a focus, however broad, and helps us check-in about how helpful you're finding therapy.
Typically I suggest planning an initial block of 6 sessions. This gives us a good chance to try working together (but you're free to stop at any point). By the end of the block we'll review what's been most helpful before making a further plan. Usually this involves booking further sessions. It's hard to predict how long therapy will take but we'll keep reviewing to make sure the process is worthwhile to you.
Effective therapy, centred around you.
My academic and clinical training enables me to draw upon multiple evidence-based approaches to provide tailored and effective therapy for my clients. This means getting to know your needs and considering what research and theory suggests might help.
Most often I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), relationship therapy and psychosexual therapy. A lot of my work draws upon philosophical ideas about culture, relationships, meaning and existence.
Regardless of the approach, I believe effective therapy is built upon a warm and trusting relationship where my clients feel comfortable to talk with me about topics that may be very sensitive or challenging. I therefore take a proactive approach to check-in with my clients about how they're experiencing the work and make sure we're going at a pace that feels right.