Please email or text me with days of the week and times (am/pm) of availability so I can suggest a suitable appointment for us to have an initial meeting. This is up tp 30 minutes and offered without charge, as it’s simply an opportunity for us both to get a feel for how it might be to work together and to explore whether I’m the right person to support you. I'll explain how I work and you'll have the space to tell me a little about what brings you to therapy at this time.
If we both decide to continue and meet again, we’ll confirm details at our next session in a written agreement, which I’ll send to you in advance.
For clients based in the UK that are unable to attend in person, I offer online video sessions on Microsoft Teams. I have completed specific training from the Karuna Institute to enable me to work in this way.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
I offer weekly sessions because evidence shows that clients show steeper therapeutic gains when meeting this way. I believe this is because it offers the best opportunity to develop a close therapeutic relationship, which is central to the work.
With therapy, there’s no set length of time, We're all unique so it varies for everyone and can last anywhere from six sessions to several months or years.. Some people come with a specific difficulty they need to work through and might find six sessions is enough. Others people come to therapy with more complex deeper struggles and feel they need longer. After we agree to work together, I ask that we commit to 6 further sessions. After which, we'll review our work together and decide how we’d both like to move forward.
Research has shown that regardless of the therapeutic approach, the most important predictor of effective therapy is that the client feels they have a good relationship with their therapist. What makes a relationship good will differ for each of us but generally feeling safe, listened to and understood by your therapist results in the most effective therapeutic outcomes. It may be a good idea to speak to more than one therapist to find the right person for you.