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Frequently asked questions


How long does a session last?
Sessions last for 50 minutes, starting and finishing on time.
EMDR-Sessions are typically longer (65 – 90 minutes)

How much do you charge?
The fee during daytime (until and including 4pm) is £70 – £90 according to means. In the evening (5pm onwards, as well as weekends) the fee is £75 – £95 according to means. Couple’s session (50mins) are charged at £80 -£100 daytime and £85 – £105 from 5pm onwards. Longer sessions will be charged pro-rata.
An EMDR- session of 70 minutes is charged at £105, if a longer session is required, this will be charged pro rata.

Are you in ongoing personal psychotherapy yourself and undertaking continuous professional development?
Yes, I am committed to ongoing self-development.

Who do you work with?
I work with clients from all sorts of backgrounds, ranging from chefs, merchants, over students to actors, lawyers and high ranking hospital consultants, with issues across the spectrum from self-development and mild depression to anger management, relationship issues, sexual orientation and suicidal ideation.

Everybody is welcome. Everybody is deserving of time and attention.

What is your cancellation policy?
The cancellation period is one week. If you need to cancel with less notice than this, the full fee is payable. However, I do my best to offer you another time within the same week at no extra cost, if you cancel at least a day in advance, though, if you are not able to come at that time, the full fee is still payable.

Are you experienced at working in conjunction with other health care professionals?
Yes. While Transpersonal Psychotherapy is very effective at releasing trauma held in the body, we sometimes make referrals to other practitioners to help release trauma acquired in a difficult birth or major accidents.

I like your way of working, but live in a different area – can you help?
Over the years I have gathered a lot of experience of working over the phone. This can be very helpful for clients who struggle with leaving the house for one reason or another. If you are willing to engage, this can be a very deep and rewarding way of working. To book a phone session, please ring or email me to arrange a time.

What is your philosophy?
My outlook is humanistic, non-judgemental and transpersonal, encouraging the enfoldment of each client’s unique potential.

The following words, formerly attributed to Nelson Mandela, spring to my mind:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frighten us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God*. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Wilson
(Author of “A return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles”)

 

*Like Jung, I tend to use the word “God” referring to what in Eastern traditions is often referred to as ‘presence’, neither negating a personal nor a non-dual relationship with spirit.