Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
This question is debated on ongoing bases in my field, with some experts believing that while areas of the two professions overlap, psychotherapists work on longer-term concerns and have the training to reflect this. Others argue that there is little to no distinction between the professions. I trained as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and use the two terms interchangeably.
How long and how often are the sessions?
Sessions are around 50 minutes long and usually once a week.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies from person to person and depends on the nature of your issues. I usually suggest coming for 4 – 6 sessions before reviewing our work and deciding on the next steps. I work on short to medium term bases (6 – 26 weeks) as well as medium to longer term bases (6 months +).
Is what I say confidential?
Yes. However, there are certain ethical and legal exemption, which will be discussed in our first session.
What is your cancellation policy?
The session fee will be payable if you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice of the appointment time.