Three steps to starting therapy.
1. Book a 20-minute telephone consultation (free)
Email me to arrange a time to talk for up to 20 minutes. 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 a full 50 minute consultation. This can usually be arranged within a week of contacting me.
2. Full 50-minute consultation (£90)
We'll meet via Zoom and talk in more depth about your difficulties and what you'd like to get out of therapy. I'll make suggestions on what kind of approaches might be helpful and invite you to book a block of therapy sessions starting within the next week or two (if there is availability within my clinic).
3. Start a block of therapy sessions (£90 per 50-minute session)
Typically I suggest agreeing to an initial block of 6 sessions. This gives us a good chance to try working together. By the end of the block we'll review what's been helpful and not so 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 looking at what research 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.