Therapy - What to expect
I recommend that you call or email me. I will probably suggest that we have a brief conversation on the phone, during which we will agree a suitable time and date to meet. Our first meeting in person is a chance to explore possibilities for working together. I may suggest that we meet a couple of times before we agree to go ahead with the therapy.
SESSION TIME AND DURATION
Sessions are 50mins. We will meet on the same day and the same time on a weekly basis.
You are encouraged to talk about whatever is on your mind - thoughts, feelings, memories and dreams, even if they seem to be irrelevant to why you have chosen to come to therapy. Together we will reflect on what comes up for you. This is a private experience where you can talk openly. Together, with my skills and experience, we hope to develop your understanding of yourself. There is no 'homework', and no specific tasks are given between sessions.
We will discuss the fee for sessions in our initial meetings.
I hold a small number of reduced fee sessions for students. There may be a waiting list for these sessions.
All correspondence, emails and sessions are confidential.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
I meet the ethical requirements of my professional membership organisations (UK Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP, and British Psychoanalytic Council- BPC). I also attend a number of different courses and workshops for ongoing continuing professional development each year. I am a member of the Guildford Centre for Psychotherapy.