How much does it cost?

The initial consultation costs £60 and lasts for 50 minutes.

Fees for all ongoing sessions:

London individuals: £70-£80

London couples: £80

Tatsfield individuals: £60.

Tatsfield couples: £70.

A limited number of concessions are available.

How long will therapy take?

Time spans for psychotherapy can vary greatly, depending on what your therapeutic goals are and on what you bring to sessions. The length of therapy is usually discussed during the initial consultation.

Are the sessions confidential?

Appointments and the content of sessions are confidential – so is any interaction between us. Confidentiality is an essential ingredient within the therapeutic relationship and is also an ethical requirement. Confidentiality will be discussed at the initial consultation.

Why see a therapist when I can talk to friends?

Therapy is designed to provide the confidentiality and freedom that allows you to access and express deep feelings, thoughts and emotions that may not be expressed freely in any other situation. In the therapeutic relationship you will experience empathy, respect and a sympathetic resonance that comes from years of experience of working with sensitive life stories. Although friends are a wonderful support – in some cases friends may unwittingly (unconsciously) re-enforce damaging behaviours and thought patterns. The therapeutic environment provides the freedom and support to find your own clarity.

How does psychotherapy work in comparison with counselling, psychology and psychiatry?

Counselling focuses on resolving a particular problem and is only concerned with a conscious level of existence.

Psychotherapy facilitates a greater understanding of ourselves, the recurring patterns in our lives and the meaning we attribute to life. Once these issues are understood it has the potential to help us change our lives forever. For this reason psychotherapy works on both resolving specific issues and the personal development of an individual. Psychotherapy is normally more in depth and longer term than counselling.

Psychology is concerned with conscious behaviour and often facilitates the development of coping strategies to lessen symptoms.

Psychiatry is an arm of the medical profession treating patients with drugs, often in a hospital or other clinical setting.