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?

Each 50-minute session costs £140; this includes treatment planning and preparation, reflective practice, scoring measures, record keeping, and supervision.

I accept self-funded clients and am a registered provider for some health insurers.

I recognise that therapy costs are out of reach for many, so there is information on free and low-cost therapy options here.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on what you hope to change in therapy. Some people benefit from having a small number of focused therapy sessions; others may work in therapy over months or years or may have several periods of therapy with breaks in between.

We will think about this together when we meet for our first session.

Is therapy for me?

If you’re here, then something 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.

Therapy can be transformative. Especially when it happens in a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship, where you get to know and understand yourself more deeply.

It is important to find a therapist using approaches which have an evidence base. I hold the title ‘Clinical Psychologist’ which is designated by law. I am accredited in EMDR therapy and also draw on CBT, ACT and CFT, all of which have strong existing or emerging evidence bases.

Also, therapy delivered online is shown to be as effective as in-person therapy. The advantages are that 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.