This is a really important question. I understand how difficult it can be to know who to trust, and how daunting it is to seek out a complete stranger to share your most sensitive issues with. Luckily for you – I am accredited to Professional Bodies in the UK and have to adhere to their Ethical Framework. Firstly this means your sessions are CONFIDENTIAL. As an ethical therapist, I regularly work with a Clinical Supervisor. This means my work with you is overseen and explored with someone more experienced than me, again in a confidential setting.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP. This means I have been vetted if you like, and passed internal exams to ensure I am safe to work with vulnerable individuals. My training was under taken at one of the most respected Institutes for the training of psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors in the country. Metanoia Institute.
Please see my page on Professional Accreditation & Qualifications. You will also find some descriptions of the way I work on this website – in the form of testimonials from previous clients I have helped. I hope you find this helpful.
I aim to provide a therapy service which is both affordable and easily accessible. Hence I offer a sliding scale of fees, dependent on time and location. I also offer concessions to students, full time carers and unemployed people. My fee can be discussed prior to your Initial Consultation with me via email or on the phone.
I offer therapy sessions in Imperial Wharf, Fulham and at Central London Location. Both locations are easily accessible by public transport. In Imperial Wharf there is a public underground car park. Please see map for further details. I would send written confirmation of your first appointment with me with full address and directions via email.
We would collaboratively explore the most suitable treatment plan for you in your first consultation. We would then outline and contract to the recommended therapeutic approach which would fit your needs. You may require short-term goal-focussed work or a longer number of sessions. Psychotherapy may go on for a year or longer.
I see clients/patients on a weekly basis. Usually this would be on the same day and time every week. If this is difficult to commit to, because of work constraints or travel, I also offer
Skype Sessions. On some occasions – it may be possible to swap to another time, if adequate notice is given.
I run a 48 hour cancellation policy. Unfortunately I charge full fee for any missed session which is not pre-planned within that 48 hours. Within this time frame – you could email, text or call me to try to change your session. Sometimes this is possible, depending on my case-load at the time.