Things you might want to know

Curved Maze how long will therapy last?

The simple, but not very helpful, answer is as long as necessary.

For some clients one or two sessions can be enough for them to make a previous missing connection or to find a way forward from their present situation. More usually counselling will last some weeks or months. At regular intervals, for example every six weeks, we will undertake a review of where we are going and if we need to continue working together or is it time to finish.

do you work with couples?

Yes I do – I charge £60 for a 50 minute session but some couples find that 50 minutes is not enough time and prefer a 90 minute session at a cost of £90.

what is supervision?

I mention on my qualifications page that I have regular supervision - this means that I meet with a highly experienced psychotherapist who has undertaken specialist advanced training. At that meeting I am able to discuss, in confidence, any issues I have with my clients, to seek advice, a second opinion or just confirmation that I am working to a high professional and ethical standard.

what is the BACP?

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy is the largest and broadest professional body within the sector. Through its work BACP, ensures that it meets its remit of public protection whilst also developing and informing its members.

For further information about the BACP just click here.

what is the UKCP?

The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is an umbrella organisation, with over 70 training and listing organisations in membership. UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, containing over 6,700 registrants who meet exacting standards and training requirements.

For further information about the UKCP just click here.

what is Gestalt therapy?

Gestalt is an approach to counselling and psychotherapy where the initial goal is to promote a higher level of self awareness of what you are doing, how you are doing it, and how you can change yourself, and at the same time, to learn to accept and value yourself.

The emphasis is on what is being done, thought and felt at the moment rather than on what was, might be, could be, or should be.
"Therapy can do for the mind what exercise does for the body."