If possible I will answer your call immediately as I understand that an answering service can be irritating. However if I can't I will return your call discretely as soon as possible.
I offer a free initial chat by phone or Zoom without obligation. It gives both of us the opportunity to decide if we can work together to achieve your goals.
That can vary between clients and from session to session. It depends on the issue and what you are comfortable with. The initial consultation should give us both an idea of what can be achieved and how the sessions can be best tailored to your needs.
My fees are £90.00 an hour.
This depends entirely on the issue. Some issues can be dealt with in a single session and others require more. The initial consultation should give an indication of the likely timescale. Any ongoing therapy will include regular reviews to ensure that we are still on course to achieve your goal.
Yes. Confidentiality and trust are crucial in any therapeutic relationship. There are only two situations in which your case will ever be discussed with anyone else:
1) During my clinical supervision, which is an ethical requirement of most of the therapeutic governing bodies. Its aim is to ensure that therapeutic work remains safe and effective. During this supervision your case could be discussed anonymously.
2) I am legally required to notify the relevant authorities if you tell me that you or another person, is in grave and immediate danger of serious harm or for the prevention, detection or prosecution of a serious crime (e.g. terrorism). I should point out that in over 30 years of practice I have never had to do this without my client's consent.
Once a session is booked I require 48 hours' notice of a cancellation. Without this notice the full fee will be payable.