If you’ve never been to see a therapist then roughly how it works is:
- You can either call me or email, and then we’ll communicate a little on what you’re looking for.
- We can then make an appointment to meet.
- In the first session we’ll discuss further on what’s bothering you, and whether I can help. You can of course tell me as little or as much as you like. You decide. I’ll also be happy to answer any further questions you might have.
- And each session lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Do I need to do anything before a session?
It can be good to think about what questions you want to ask, and what you would like to say. Thinking about what is missing in your life, what you would like to change, what you need or what are looking for. Also, what you would prefer not to talk about as well. It can also be useful sometimes not to schedule anything too serious after a session, as sometimes people need a little time to process what’s come up.
What is Therapy, and How Does it Works?
When an emotion such as depression or anxiety becomes too much, and you cannot find a way out, then something is wrong. Essentially its like a symptom, and when you have a symptom the first thing to do is to understand what is causing it. Once the situation is understood, then solutions can come. And solutions might be looking at changing ways of thinking and seeing the world, or maybe finding ways to change your life circumstances.
Nobody however has a fix all approach, and there is no therapy that suits all. The main thing to do is to try therapists and find one you feel comfortable with. That’s the most important thing. Because therapy itself can be difficult, and in order to do it, you need to feel comfortable and safe.
Therapy sessions are confidential, except when getting supervision as a psychotherapist with a supervisor. In these cases however, all identifying details will be omitted as much as possible. The only other case would be when I was obliged by law, which would only be in the case of a majour crime, or possible serious harm.
Length of Therapy
Sometimes people talk of therapies lasting years, and this can be the case. Sometimes it can take awhile to undo something that has been embedded in a person’s experience for a life time. However, other therapies can just be only a few sessions. It really depends on the situation.
I work in two locations: central London, in the Clerkenwell area, which is close to the Farringdon, Chancery Lane and Angel tube stations; and in Chiswick close to Chiswick station, or a little walk from Turnham Green. There is a map at the bottom of this page that shows the location.
Cancellation Policy and Fees
My fee is £95 per 1 hour and 20 minutes session, and cancellations are charged at half the rate if less than 48 hours notice is given. And the full rate if you forget to let me know.
All meetings are organised in advance. To make an appointment, Contact