Supporting you with specialist therapy online

FAQ's

Here you can find answers to some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for please contact me.

Fees?

Fees are £130 (no VAT) for a 50-minute session. This includes treatment planning and preparation, reflective practice, scoring measures, record keeping, supervision, and any brief email or telephone contact between sessions.

I accept self-funded clients and am a registered provider for Aviva, Axa, Cigna, Healix, Vitality and WPA.

How many sessions will I need?

This varies considerably. I typically see people for between 12- 36 sessions but I have also seen people benefit from just a few sessions. Equally, I’m happy to see you until you feel ready to end therapy. We can think together about this when we meet for our first session.

Is therapy for me?

Well, if you’re here, reading this, then something in your life doesn’t feel okay, and you’re considering trying to make things feel better. This question sometimes comes from one of the (many) misconceptions about what therapy ‘looks’ like; ranging from where people lie on a couch in silence, to receiving ‘quick-fix’ techniques; or the stigma that therapy is only for people who have ‘real’ problems. Or maybe you’re (understandably) confused by the minefield of different types of therapists and therapies.

There’s LOTS of evidence that therapy can work. Especially when it happens in a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship, where you get to know and understand yourself more deeply. As a psychologist, I draw on different evidence-based therapy approaches, depending on what best suits you. That said, therapy is not always right for everyone, and it’s not always the right time. But you don’t need to figure this out on your own, we can figure it out together. And, if you decide it is for you, then therapy can be transformative!

Also…therapy delivered online is shown to be as effective as in-person therapy. The advantages are you can speak to specialists outside your city, it saves you time on travel and money on parking, it’s environmentally friendly, and you can access therapy from the comfort of your own home! You can read my Online Therapy Guide here.

What if I need to cancel?

The therapeutic process works best as a regular commitment you can depend on over time. I do understand that life happens and you might need to miss a session, just let me know. By keeping cancellations to a minimum therapy outcomes are improved. (Just so you know, cancellations with less than 48/hours’ notice are charged.)

I'm afraid to start!

I know how huge it feels considering therapy. There can be so many worries like: ‘What if I realise I’m broken?’ Or ‘Maybe I’ll feel worse?’ I promise we all feel nervous beginning to talk to someone. You don’t have to have anything figured out before you take this first step, I promise to shepherd you on this journey and we will figure it out together, at your own pace.