In its most simple form, therapy is a meeting for a meaningful and creative exchange between two people. One of the most important factors is the quality of openness and trust in the therapeutic encounter. Therapy is a serious undertaking and requires hard work and commitment from us both. This is why we will agree a meaningful and coherent fee for your therapy sessions
I offer a First Appointment, lasting up to an hour and a half which gives you plenty of time to explain what is troubling you. It is also an opportunity for you to get a sense of me and how I work, so that you can decide whether I am someone you want to have as your therapist. There is a fixed fee, currently £75 for a First Appointment. All appointments are currently online.
If we decide to go ahead with therapy, we will agree on what basis, depending on your needs, what you want to achieve and your circumstances. Some people come for a few sessions when they want to focus on a particular issue, others will need or want an ongoing process to address deeper seated issues. Sometimes people come initially because they need to work on something specific, like a crisis of some sort, and they continue coming because they benefit from or enjoy an open-ended exploration of who they are and what makes them tick. That said, therapy is not for life - it is for making sense of your life and the changes you want to make in how you are living it.
We will agree a meaningful and manageable fee for any subsequent sessions you wish to have. We will usually agree a regular day and time to meet (unless you have to work shifts) and sessions will be 50 minutes long.
My practice is in a quiet residential street in North Gillingham, Kent.
To arrange a First Appointment, please contact me by e-mail or by phone.
The following link might be helpful:
The Riverside Practice
45 Layfield Road,
Gillingham, Kent ME7 2QY
mob: 07913 100091