FAQ

1: What are the fees?

50 minute sessions are £90, 80 minute sessions are £130.

2: What length of appointment will I need?

Initial consultations and therapy: 50 minutes. EMDR: 80 minutes.

3: How long will I need to attend?

Each person comes to therapy with their unique experiences, issues and goals. Therefore, each persons therapy is carefully and individually tailored, making the length of therapy difficult to specify in advance.

Therapy is a dynamic process, at times issues come to the fore during the course of the work that affect the overall length of the work. As a guide, therapy can last from around 6 weeks to up to around 18 months, depending on the focus of the work.

We will discuss your personal therapy goals and agree an initial number of session at our initial consultation. We will have regular reviews to check on our progress and think about whether we need more or less time to reach your goals.

4: How often will I need to attend?

Usually, weekly. We can discuss alternative options if you do not feel this is possible for you.

6: When can I attend?

Practice times are Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons. Please contact me to discuss current availability.

5: Where is the practice based?

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB

7: What happens if I need to cancel?

Cancellation with 24 hours notice is possible. If less than 24 hours notice is given, the session will be charged in full.

8: What about confidentiality?

The content of our work is usually completely confidential. In the very unusual instance that I become concerned that you or someone else is at risk, then I have a duty to report that to relevant agencies. I would always attempt to discuss this with you prior to contacting any other agency. If you have specific concerns about confidentiality, please discuss these with me.

9: Can I take a break from therapy?

Yes. If you have holidays, life events or feel you would like a break from therapy we can discuss and plan for this.

10: Are there issues that you don’t work with?

In my private work I am not able to offer crisis or emergency support. Therefore if you feel unable to stay safe between sessions or are experiencing issues that result in very high levels of risk, it is most likely that you can be best supported within NHS services. You can access these by visiting your GP. Please contact me if you would like to discuss issues around risk further.