I see clients in Guildford from 9:30am to 5pm and earlier/ later on some weekdays.
INDIVIDUALS session fees (youth or adult):
- £55: for 50 minute sessions starting and ending within the period of 9:30am to 5pm
- £70: for 50 minute sessions between 8:30am and 9:30am or between 5pm and 7:30pm
- Please contact me as to my fee and availability if you require a session time ending after 7:30pm
- When available, I do offer longer individual sessions for which I quote separately. My fee in these circumstances is significantly higher
- Contact me for my fee if we engage in VOIP sessions where you are outside the UK
COUPLES session fees:
£90 - for sessions starting and ending within the period from 9:30am to 5pm
£100 - for sessions starting and ending within the period from 5pm to 7:30pm
Please contact me as to my fee and availability if you require a couple's session time ending after 7:30pm
As couples work is not a weekly commitment, I may be able to offer one-off Saturday morning slots for £130 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, help lift the pressure you may feel, and to find your own better way of coping and changing so that life is more comfortable. I also offer structure and support for you through painful and difficult times.
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 your challenges.
I aim to provide you with a safe framework in which we explore your circumstances. In time, your self-awareness increases, as do your choices.
3. How does couples counselling help?
I offer you a safe environment where each of you can air your concerns & say how the other impacts you. My role is to help you change how you communicate with each other, ensuring that you each hear the other and understand the impact you have on the other. Whatever you experience in session, I am to remain neutral.
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?
Both can help if you are committed to the process and your therapy goal is realistic. The more you commit and open up, the more likely you are to benefit. Benefitting from therapy means getting what you need.
While 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. 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 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 challenge 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.
With whomever you choose to work, what is vital 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 feel comfortable for you and your needs. I work at YOUR pace. We review where you are from time to time. YOU decide when you have got what YOU need from our work together.
I see couples for 12 sessions, including your assessment. Open ended couples work risks can lead to the couple unwittingly trying to make me part of the relationship which disrupts a good outcome.