How many sessions will I need?

It is not easy to be certain about this as everyone has different needs. I will be honest with you about this and it is something we can negotiate together. Some types of problems can be very successfully worked upon in a few months but others can take longer. I will also discuss the frequency of sessions with you. Depending on costs, you can book week by week or month by month. 

Are sessions confidential?

All sessions are absolutely confidential. All my notes relating to sessions are securely locked in my office. I will never disclose any information about you to anyone else without your express permission. I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and therefore abide by those standards.

The only exception to confidentiality would be if I felt there was an immediate to risk to your safety or to someone else's safety. I would be duty bound to inform your GP or other relevant professionals. I would discuss any such concerns openly with you beforehand.

How do I pay for sessions?

Invoices are managed through The Retreat in general. I invoice for psychotherapy sessions directly and payment is via BACS.

What if I miss a session?

Being unable to attend a session does happen and it is to be expected. I ask for seven day's notice of being unable to make a session. Missed sessions without notice do still incur a sessional charge depending on the circumstances.