*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, I have been seeing clients online for a bit over three months. I have now moved back to my office at 9 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NH (close proximity to Tottenham Court Road Station) so any sessions going forward can be held there assuming you feel OK to do so, you do not have any pre-conditions that put you in danger and you are not in close proximity with people who are vulnerable to COVID. All the necessary precautions are being taken (washing hands before our session, disinfecting surfaces and sofas and having a 2m. distance between us). I still offer online sessions for clients who do not wish to see me face to face yet. ***
I want to book an appointment. How can I?
What is your current availability?
I have availability at 9 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NH Monday and Thursday afternoons and limited evening slots available on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Other slots might become available upon request so it is good to check with me if these don’t work for you. Inquire for more information through the contact page.
How long does each session last?
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
How long does the whole psychotherapeutic process last?
Psychotherapy is an open-ended process. This means that we meet once a week for many weeks. The ending is usually discussed, agreed and planned. This can come about for different reasons; i.e. we have reached a natural ending in our process together, the healing and goals that have been discussed in the beginning have been met or you might feel you have gotten what you wanted in the first place or when other reasons make an ending desirable for you (e.g. change of residence or other life changes).
How long does the whole coaching process/contract last?
We usually have 10 sessions within three to four months. This contract can be renewed for another 10 sessions.
Do you offer shorter term counselling?
Yes. If you want to address a specific issue and want to avoid going into longer term therapy, we can discuss other arrangements. We can make a contract for meeting weekly for three months and review our progress then and see if you would like to continue or end the process. This makes the work more focused on specific issues and you can build strategies or coping mechanisms that will help you in leading your life.
How much does each session cost?
Each psychotherapy session costs £80. Each coaching session costs £120 for self-funded individuals.
Do you offer a free first session?
No. Every session is billed.
An initial brief online chat to see if we would be a good fit can be arranged free of charge.
Something unexpected happened. Can I cancel a session?
You can cancel a session at least 24h in advance. However, if the session is not cancelled at least 24 hours before the start of the session it is still billed and charged. I might be able to offer you another slot if there is availability by trying to reschedule the session, however if this is not possible the session is charged.
What payment methods do you accept?
You can pay by BACS before the session. Cash and card payments are also accepted at the session. During COVID-19 and in order to avoid contact as much as possible, BACS payments are preferrable.
What ethical code do you abide by?
I abide by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions of BACP which is available for download here.
Are you a member of any professional bodies?
I am currently a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a member of European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and an Executive Committee member of INTAGIO (International Association for Gestalt in Organisations)
How do you treat my data?
I take confidentiality very seriously and this is discussed in detail in our first session together.
How can I find more about what to expect?
You can either visit the page on What to expect and I have written a few blog posts on that like: First time in therapy and Why a good coach won’t tell you what to do. You can check other relevant blog posts in the blog area of my website.