I see clients in Guildford from 9:30am to 5pm and earlier/ later on some days.
INDIVIDUALS session fees (youth or adult):
£50 - for sessions starting and ending 9:30am to 5pm
£60 - for sessions starting and ending 8am to 9:30am and 5pm to 6pm (or by VOIP if I feel there are exceptional circumstances)
£65 - for sessions starting and ending 7am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm (or by VOIP if I feel there are exceptional circumstances)
COUPLES session fees:
£80 - for sessions starting and ending 9:30am to 5pm
£90 - for sessions starting and ending 8am to 9:30am and 5pm to 8pm
As couples counselling is not a weekly commitment, I can offer you a weekend slot in Guildford when available. Please contact me for further information.
SUPERVISION session fees:
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1. What is Integrative therapy?
There are many therapy modalities but no single approach suits all.
Integrative therapy blends different therapeutic theories & approaches to match my client individual's or my client couples' unique needs. The integrative therapy illustration on my Home page shows that I work with clients' feelings, intellect, behaviour and physiology to meet their needs.
This may sound "out there" but it does work!
2. How do I know if I can benefit from psychotherapy or counselling?
If you are troubled or your relationship feels in trouble, I offer my skills to support you, show you new perspectives on what you bring and help lift the pressure you may feel.
Relieving this pressure leaves you with more energy to understand your experiences & explore your best way forward. Knowing that you are protected by confidentiality and that I do not judge you (or what you tell me) makes it easier for you to open up.
Regular sessions are often the only time that is entirely yours to explore what troubles you. I support you to find your own better way of coping and changing so that life is more comfortable.
I aim to provide you with a safe framework in which we explore your circumstances together. The aim is that, in time, your self-awareness increases, as do your choices. I also offer structure and support for you through painful and difficult times.
3. How does couples counselling help?
You are in a safe environment with me where each of you can air your concerns & say how the other impacts or hurts you. I support each of you equally to help each of you hear what the other is saying. I do NOT take sides, whatever you experience in session!!!
If you each acknowledge what the other has said and feels, you are in a better place to explore what went wrong and when. If you are BOTH prepared to do so, we can then consider the emotional & psychological dynamics you each bring to your relationship. This can free up possible learning of new ways to relate to each other that nurture connection and intimacy.
4. Does psychotherapy or counselling always help?
Either always has the potential to help. It depends on your commitment to the process and what is your therapy goal. The more you commit and open up, the more likely you will benefit. Benefitting from therapy means getting what you need.
While this therapy is not an instant fix or cure, it can clarify & then help you resolve problems. I help you explore your issues from different perspectives. One view is NEVER the only view!
5. Are psychotherapy & counselling the same thing?
No, they are not the same. Psychotherapy training is considerably longer, deeper and more rigorous than counselling training. Both routes can produce good therapists.
Both support & help people with a wide range of problems & emotional issues which is why I refer to both as "therapists". Psychotherapy does this & drills deeper, considering your learned & embedded difficulties to help you change those that trouble you. Psychotherapists are also trained to spot and work with personality disorders and to work appropriately with other mental health specialists to support their client.
Whoever you choose, the most important thing for a good therapeutic outcome for you is that you choose the right person to support you. As I've already said - trust your "gut" on this!
6. How many therapy sessions do I need?
As an individual you can have as few as 4 to 6 sessions or as many sessions as feels comfortable for you and your needs. I work at YOUR pace. We review where you are at appropriate intervals. YOU decide when you have got what YOU need from therapy.
If you are a couple seeing me, I have good reasons why I work a total of 12 sessions, including your assessment, with you both. I will explain this when we meet.