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  • What is therapy and who is it for?
    Therapy is about sharing your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental, supportive and confidential setting. In a counselling or psychotherapy session with me, you are invited to talk about anything that’s troubling or worrying you. This can help you feel less alone and might help you start to make sense of what is happening in your life. Therapy is for anyone looking for support in making decisions to bring about positive changes in their life. The focus of the sessions is entirely up to you, but whatever you choose to talk about, whatever issues you want to tackle, I will not be shocked and I will not judge you. I’ll listen and help you to decide how you want to go forward.
  • Who do you work with?
    I work with adult individuals (18+) of all ages, backgrounds, sexual and gender identities.
  • Are there specific issues you specialise in?
    I've worked with clients who have experienced: losses of all kinds including bereavement, relationship worries, questions about identity, stress, anxiety, obsessive behaviours, intrusive or paranoid thoughts, loneliness, low moods, depression, hearing voices, work difficulties, career challenges, struggles with addiction (including sex and pornography), and questions about their sexuality. I also have a particular interest in experiences of otherness, exile, lack of meaning and purpose, lost connections, spirituality, and creativity.
  • Where do you work?
    I offer sessions on Zoom and I also work out of warm, welcoming and comfortable therapy rooms in London's West End (moments from Oxford Street/Bond Street Tube stations), Clerkenwell (a short walk from Angel Underground station, King's Cross or Farringdon stations) and Stroud Green (near Crouch Hill and Finsbury Park stations)
  • How long are counselling sessions?
    Sessions usually last up to 50 minutes.
  • What do you charge per session?
    My session fee is £85 and I operate a sliding scale from £65 upwards. Your fee will be determined according to your ability to pay and is designed to help make therapy with me feel affordable and sustainable for clients in different financial situations. I also maintain a small number of concessionary places for people on low incomes – please get in touch for details.
  • How long do clients see you for?
    I believe that an initial commitment of six sessions is a realistic place to start exploring what you want to do in therapy. Your needs might change from session to session, but during this time we can collaboratively assess whether you would like to continue. Some people find six sessions are enough for them, while others prefer a longer-term relationship.
  • Do you offer an initial/introductory session?
    When you get in touch, I’ll suggest a preliminary 50-minute session so that we get the chance to meet and get to know each other. In this initial session we’ll discuss your hopes for therapy and start identifying issues that might arise. We'll also take some time to discuss the counselling agreement that we'll make if we proceed to work together. You will only pay the £45 fee for this session if we do choose to work together.
  • How do you accept payment?
    Payment is due on the day of each session. You can pay me by bank transfer or with cash – whichever you prefer. I also have the facility to accept card payments, just let me know in advance if that’s your intention.
  • Do you charge for missed sessions?
    I require one week's notice if you want to reschedule and avoid paying for the missed session. You won’t pay for missed sessions if you’ve notified me of a planned absence, or if you (or I) are going to be on holiday. For last-minute cancellations and other absences outside of this notice period, I will offer you the option to replace or reschedule the missed session. Replacement/rescheduled session options will be limited by my capacity and room availability. If an alternative session time cannot be found, the full fee for the missed session will be charged.
  • Are you a licensed psychotherapist?
    There is no statutory regulation for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I am a full clinical member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) which is a professional membership body accredited by the Professional Standards Authority .
  • Do you subscribe to a code of ethics?
    I am bound by the UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice and subject to their Complaints & Conduct Process. I also follow Metanoia's Code of Clinical Ethics & Professional Conduct and carry professional liability insurance.
  • What are your qualifications?
    I hold an MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Application (Metanoia/Middlesex University), and a postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute, a leading specialist training institute for humanistically-informed psychotherapy and counselling based in Ealing, West London. I also hold a BA (Hons) in philosophy from The University of Leeds and attend regular additional training to support my ongoing professional development.
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