Working With Me

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
Rudyard Kipling

I give a confidential, supportive and caring service to all my clients.  Every client is unique and needs something different.  I design a completely personal treatment for you, based on what you tell me you want to achieve.  

I want you to have the therapy that is right for you, in a way that suits you and your lifestyle.  This may be face to face or online, or a combination of both.  Whatever you need,  I am here to help you.

I use evidence based therapy, as I believe clients deserve to know their treatment is effective.  This means I use treatments which have been proven by research to work.

I select the best tools and techniques supported by scientific research and tailor them to suit you.  I use a powerful combination of proven therapies including hypnotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

 

Online therapy

online therapy is accessible to everyone

Online appointments are the easy and convenient option for many of my clients. It means I can see you at a time and place that suits you, wherever you live in the world.

Online therapy is ideal for people who have busy lives and don’t have the time or energy to spend hours travelling to and from appointments. It is perfect for commuters, busy, working or stay-at-home parents, those who work full-time or unsociable hours.

If you live in a remote area or have disabilities, social anxiety or phobias that make social interaction difficult, online therapy means you can get the help you need from the comfort and security of your own home.

Research shows that online therapy is as effective as seeing your therapist in person1.

Many people prefer working online. They are relaxed when they start their session, as they haven’t spent ages juggling complicated childcare arrangements or stuck in traffic, worrying if they’re going to be late. They get the most from the sessions as they feel completely comfortable in their own home, or using a private room at work.

You don’t need any special software or technical knowledge. I send you a link for you to click and then we’re good to go. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with a built in camera and microphone.

1 Hilty, D, Ferrer, D, Burke Parish, M, Johnston, B, Callahan, E and Yellowlees, The Effectiveness of Telemental Health: A 2013 Review, Telemedicine Journal and E-Health, 2013 Jun; 19(6): 444–454.

Your free telephone consultation

I offer a free half hour telephone consultation to discuss your situation and what you would like to achieve by working with me. 

We have an informal and confidential chat about how we could work together.

I take time to get to know you.  I want to be certain I am able to help you and I want you to be able to decide if I am the right therapist for you.

Your first appointment

Your first appointment is a chance for us to find out about each other, what is going on for you and what you want to achieve. We will agree your goals and design a treatment plan. This is when we begin our working partnership.  We make sure we have clear expectations with goals that are realistic, meaningful and achievable for you, all backed up by an action plan.

I will probably ask you a lot of questions to help me to understand exactly what is going on for you. You will also be able to ask me about hypnotherapy and how I work. This appointment is the chance for me to understand about you as a unique individual and what you want to achieve and for you to understand how therapy works, my approach and what I offer.

Your first appointment takes an hour and a half to give us the time to discuss everything we need to make your therapy successful.

At the end of the appointment we will agree an effective treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to you, your goals and lifestyle.  We will discuss how many sessions it will take.  I then design a bespoke programme just for you.  As we progress through treatment, we will review your programme to see how it’s going and if we need to change anything. Everything I do with you is designed for you to develop the skills and strategies you need to help yourself.

Your next appointments

All other appointments take one hour. In that time, I work hard to get to know you and hope you will get to know me and feel comfortable working with me. The relationship between therapist and client is an important part of therapy. I want you to feel that you can tell me anything without being judged and I will do my absolute best to help you as much as I can.

Everyone is different and every treatment plan is unique. Some people may only need a couple of appointments, others may need six or so. The average treatment lasts between four to six sessions. This compares with an average of 5-20 sessions for cognitive behavioural therapy, which itself is faster than most other forms of therapy.

I will always discuss treatment options and agree a plan with you at the initial consultation, and we will review regularly to see how things are going.

Fees

The initial consultation takes one and a half hours and is £119.  All other appointments take 1 hour and are £89 (including a free MP3 and all materials).  Packages are available from £77 a session.

Payment is requested to secure your appointment.  Card, cash, cheque or bank transfer are accepted.

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

 

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Interested in making an appointment or more information?

You can use the link below to book your free telephone consultation, for any other enquiries feel free to leave me a message