Contact me via phone or email to enquire about availability. Prior to our first appointment we will arrange a time to have a brief (free) phone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to tell me why you are seeking therapy and to ask me any questions about the way I work. It is also a good way to assess whether online therapy is the most suitable support for you at the moment.
I will send you an assessment form, which has to be completed before our meeting. We will then agree on what is on offer and how it will work - just so we both know what to expect.
Every session (first one included) lasts 50 minutes.
We will connect using either Zoom or Vsee, which are encrypted and secure platforms (GDPR compliant).
The first session is a time for us to get to know each other and see whether we are a therapeutic match. We will spend some time looking at the chain of events that led you to your current situation and what you would like to achieve from our work together.
We will then set regular reviews to make sure we are working in the direction you feel is right for you.
When working with adolescents, I offer primary carers the opportunity to actively participate to review sessions so that we can discuss how therapy is progressing (this can be changed according to the young person's wishes).
£60 per session (first session included).
I offer some concessions for people on low or insecure income.
I cannot offer online therapy to people under the age of 16 or in crisis. If this is the case for you, please get in contact with me regarding face-to-face appointments or information on where to find the best support for you.
Although this is a confidential service, you will need parental consent if you are under 18 yrs old.
Things to consider:
You will need a technology device with a camera and a microphone connected to Internet (e.g: smartphone/ tablet/ laptop).
You will have to be in a private space where you will not be interrupted/ overheard for the duration of the session (50 min).
You will have to be comfortable with basic computer skills such as accessing emails, regulating brightness and volume on your technology device and accessing the media platform we will choose to connect (all media platforms are similar to Skype).
Although we will be able to see each other, the position of the camera can sometimes make eye contact difficult.
There is a possibility of technology issues, however we will agree on how to deal with those before our first meeting.