Sessions are generally weekly, for one hour. People stay in therapy for enormously varying lengths of time. It will be up to you to decide when to finish, and something that we can discuss together. Most people seem to know when it is the right time to end or take a break. I will always respect your decision to leave therapy, though I might ask you to examine what is behind it.
How do we use the room?
We might sit in chairs, or on the floor, or even stand or move around during a session. Sometimes this might feel natural to you, sometimes you might feel self-conscious. You never have to do anything you really don't want to do.
You are a body-focussed psychotherapist. What does that mean?
I trained in body-focussed psychotherapy. This is based on the idea that the body and the character develop at the same time. It also means that I believe the separation of 'body' from 'mind' is artificial, and therefore it may be helpful to think more holistically, about the 'bodymind', and not make either aspect superior to the other. It means that we might be as interested in our work tougher in 'body' as we are in verbal reports of the 'mind'. It also means that it isn't always necessary to be able to verbalise what is going on.
In practical terms it means that we may use movement, we may focus on presence or absence of body sensation, we may bring awareness to breath, and we may occasionally use touch in our work.
How much does it cost?
My fee is £75 per hourly session, though occasionally some concessions are possible. Don't let the money get in the way. If you want to work with me, please do get in touch. Typically you will pay weekly, though other arrangements are possible.
I am interested....What do I do next?
Get in touch. I am happy to offer a short telephone consultation so you can decide whether or not you would like to meet me. Or come for an initial session. We can both use the first session to see if it would be good to work together, if we are a good 'fit'.