Starting therapy does not need to be a daunting process. It is essential that you find the right person for you.
If we decide to start working together, we would agree a regular weekly session time that will be reserved specifically for you. This will be your time slot for as long as we work together. Therapy works best when there is consistency, continuity and regular contact.
You many want to agree a fixed number of sessions at the outset, or you may prefer to leave the duration open-ended. We will discuss this. The choice is yours.
My fees depend on time of day and location. The fee for an initial consultation is from £50 in Henley-on-Thames and from £80 in London. The ongoing fee for therapy will be discussed as part of the consultation process. My fees will be subject to periodic review.
Fees are payable online prior to the session.
I offer a limited number of daytime concessions for students. Please ask.
Arrival and late attendance
I am unable to make up time if you are late. There is a reception waiting area in Henley and Harley Street for appointments before 6pm. Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.
If you need to change the time of a session, I will do my utmost to accommodate your request. Because the time is kept for you, you will be charged for cancelled or missed sessions and initial consultations unless 7 days notice is given.
I will advise you well in advance of my holiday breaks.
Personal Data and Confidentiality
Our sessions are confidential. Your personal date will not be shared with anyone without your knowledge and permission, unless there is a legal requirement, if there is a child or adult safeguarding issue, or a perceived risk of harm. A breach of confidentiality is when a person shares information with another in circumstances where it is reasonable to expect that information will be kept confidential.
All persoanl data is kept securely, if used electronic files are encrypted and paper records are stored in locked files. Personal data is held for 3 years after a client has finished therapy and the files are then destroyed.
Anonymised data is used for the purpose of accounting and research.
You can ask to see the information held about you, this will be arranged within 30 days.
Professional Accreditation and Supervision
I am accredited by The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA) and British Autogenic Society (BAS).
I comply with their Ethical Frameworks. In accordance with their professional requirements, I am in regular supervision. I discuss client work but the identity of the client is not revealed.