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COMMON QUERIES

 

DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?

Generally my fees start at £55 and depend on income.  However, I am sometimes able to offer lower fees for daytime sessions.
Supervision fees are £55 per session (45-60 minutes) or £65 for organisations

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Each session is 50 minutes long,  If you are late, the sessions has to end at the same time.  The boundaries around the session times are an important part of therapy.

WHAT IS THERAPY?

Therapy/counselling is a space to talk about whatever is causing you distress or upset; the counsellor is not there to give advice or tell you what to do, but to help you to understand and unravel what is going on. This may be linked to past experiences and patterns of behaviour and with the help of the counsellor, the idea is we can get a better understanding of the problems.

WHAT IS PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY?


 The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but focuses on immediate problems to try to provide a quicker solution. It stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. A therapist will aim to build an accepting and trusting relationship, encouraging you to talk about your childhood relationships with your parents and other significant people. It also uses similar techniques to psychotherapy, including free association, interpretation and especially transference, where feelings you experienced in previous significant relationships are projected onto the therapist.