Free Initial Consultation
Finding the right therapist for you is important, so that you feel comfortable when starting the process of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
For this reason I offer a free initial consultation either in person, over the phone, or via Skype and Facetime. Simply click on the icons below to be directly connected. This provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions you might have, and a chance to talk to me in person. I hope this process will aid you and help you clearly assess whether this service is right for you.
I have created a clear referral pathway for this service, which incorporates a variety of well established Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Clinical Psychologists and General Practitioners, as well as a variety of Holistic Therapists, Therapies & Activities, such as Mindfulness, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and Walking Therapy. All of which are presented collectively to help provide you with the best choice and opportunity for optimum care. All sessions take place in either my Liverpool Street, Shoreditch or Wimbledon practices which also cover surrounding areas.
During our initial consultation and assessment we will be able to further discuss the difference between these types of therapies, what they entail and the unique benefits of each, helping to support you make an informed decision about which type of therapy or indeed selection of therapies would best suit your needs during this present time.
Before we start the process of Counselling or Psychotherapy we will arrange an initial assessment in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This moment provides us with a wonderful opportunity to talk about what has brought you here, to clearly assess what your needs may currently be and to explore how I can help you the most. It allows you the space to express and convey what your expectations may be, and what you'd perhaps like to gain from our sessions and this experience. This is also another opportunity for you to clearly assess whether therapy feels right for you and to voice any questions you may have about the journey ahead.
Each assessment lasts for approximately 50 minutes, and is charged accordingly depending on which service location you have chosen to attend. We hope that each assessment will help bring clarity to the work we will embark on together, and provide you with a warm and positive experience.
Counselling or Psychotherapy?
One of the most frequently asked questions is 'What is the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
Counselling is now otherwise known as Short-Term Therapy. This may last from anything between 6 to 12 sessions depending on the developmental need of each client.
Psychotherapy is generally a deeper therapeutic process that engages each client for a longer period of time, otherwise known as Long-Term Therapy. The duration of psychotherapy can last from anything from a few months to a few years, depending once again on the developmental need of each individual client.