How long is each session?
50 minutes. If you arrive late we can have the session but will still end on time, so please try to be prompt.
Is the session on the same day each week?
Yes it will be on a regular time and day.
What if I need to cancel? Can you see me on another day?
You can cancel up to 24 hours ahead without a fee. We will then meet as usual the following week.
How many sessions will I need?
If you have a specific issue, then around 6 – 12 sessions may be sufficient. If you have long-standing difficulties then there is no set time-scale.
What if I want to end therapy?
You can choose to stop at any time, however it is an important part of therapy to have at least one session to discuss this.
What type of therapy do you do?
I work within a psychodynamic framework, which means we explore your childhood and development to adulthood. We try to identify your unconscious patterns of thinking and behaviour that may have been helpful in the past but could now be causing difficulties.
Do you offer reduced fees?
I have some flexibility for those on low incomes and for students training as counsellors or psychotherapists. We can discuss this in the initial phone call.
West Acton Counselling: A place to find your way.