Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
BACP, as an Association, has not distinguished between counselling and psychotherapy - "Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over the short or long term to help them bring about effective change or ehance their wellbeing."
BACP sees no evidence of any difference between the functions of counselling and psychotherapy.
How often do I need to come?
In order for the therapy to be effective and for trust to develop, a regular weekly session is considered appropriate. As stated above, it is always possible to increase sessions in times of great need or distress.
How much does therapy cost?
My fees are £40 per session
What about holidays or cancellations?
I will generally take time off during the school holidays (August, December and March/April). I will give you a minimum of 3 weeks notice of planned holidays. I do not charge for your planned holidays outside these times.
I do charge for cancellations, except in the case of emergencies.
How long will I need to come for?
We would decide together on the length of therapy during your initial assessment. It is possible to have a fixed number of sessions with a view to extending, should you wish to do so. I also offer open-ended therapy.