Will you talk about me to other people?
No, what you discuss stays within the therapy room. There are three, exceptional circumstances where I may have to share information to a third party: serious risk to life, a court order, or a safeguarding issue around a child or vulnerable person. In those instances, I will follow legal and ethical guidelines set by the BACP
On occasion I may discuss client material with a clinical colleague to ensure I am working effectively. This will be in line with my professional code of ethics and anything shared would be anonymised.
What happens when we meet for the first time?
Following our brief initial call, we will arrange to meet for a pre-counselling meeting, this is for 50 minutes. It’s a chance for you to share what brings you to therapy now and what your hopes are. You can find out a bit more about how I work to see if I am the right counsellor for you. If we decide to work together, we will then agree some general terms.
How long and often is a session?
Each session is 50 minutes long. Clients often find it helpful to meet weekly for progress and structure, but we can discuss your needs when we meet. Whatever we agree, consistency is important for the work.
How much do you charge?
I charge £70 per session. I charge the same amount for the initial assessment.
What happens if I can’t attend a session?
I do not charge for sessions cancelled or rearranged with 48 hours notice. Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged.
Where is your practice based?
Mile End (There is on street parking or it is a seven minute walk from the station) I also work from a practice in central London. I will consider travelling to your chosen space, providing we can ensure the therapeutic frame can be established.
Do you offer online sessions?
I offer sessions on Zoom for clients who may not be able to attend a session in person. I understand that sometimes your work commitment may take you out of London. Where possible, I encourage a face to face meeting for our sessions.
** Currently, most of my sessions are online due to the current governement guidelines around Covid-19**
Are you a professional counsellor?
Yes, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) which I joined following the required training and clinical experience. This is a professional body and I abide by their code of ethics.
I am also verified by Psychology Today and Counselling Directory. I am fully insured and am registered the Information Commissioners Office.
What kind of people do you work with?
I work with adults aged 18 and over for many common mental health problems like depression and anxiety.
In my private practice I also work with artists and professionals from the music and entertainment industries as a result of my previous experience.
My background and lived experiences, together with specialist training, has enabled me to work successfully with clients who are experiencing challenges in life due to their identity, this includes: race, gender and sexuality.