I've put together some frequently asked questions that I often get asked to help you on your decision making process about starting Counselling and Psychotherapy and in choosing a therapist.
Who can benefit from Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Many people can benefit from talking therapy and people seek help for a variety of reasons. Some need to resolve and work on past trauma, or need help with a current crisis, others want to develop and deepened their self awareness. For some people, they do not know what is wrong, but may feel lost, uncertain about the future, feel unfulfilled and or hopeless about the future.
How long do I need Counselling for?
Some people come to therapy short term and others, much longer, there is no expectation or judgement made on this but we will discuss this in the initial session and continue to review our work regularly.
Where is your office based?
I work from two practices, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy in Norwich City Centre and North Norfolk, Holt. Both practices offer a peaceful and tranquil space allowing self reflection and exploration and are easily accessible by car, train and bus routes. Off road parking is available and free. Please note, due to the current Pandemic I am working remotely via Zoom, FaceTime and other platforms..
How frequently do we meet?
We will usually meet weekly. This is so that it gives us just the right amount of time in-between sessions for you to process and then come back and continue to explore things. Sometimes if we meet less regularly, it can feel harder I both of us to pick up where we left things and to continue our work moving along. Some weeks their will be natural breaks in our work for holidays and illness but again, we will discuss this and review regularly.
Do you work remotely as in not in person?
Yes. I have worked remotely with a number of clients over the years for a variety of reasons.
In the current pandemic, I am working remotely only via FaceTime , Skype and Zoom sessions. This is for safety reasons and is in line with my governing body's advise. If you do not live local to me or live outside of the UK or have a disability and cannot easily get to my office, then these are examples where working remotely makes much more sense. To discuss this further, please contact me.
How much does it cost , how long long does it last do and how do I pay?
The fee for my therapy services are £55 per session. I offer a small number of confession art spaces for people on low incomes and for students. Sessions are usually 50 minutes long and payments are made by bank transfer in advance or on the day of session or by cash.