I will be happy to answers any questions you may have.
Counselling is a space that can be used in many different ways. Some people use it to think over an issue with someone else (the Counsellor), some to work towards specific goals and others to process events and emotions. You decide what you need from this space, and we work on it together.
As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I am there to support you on this 'journey'.
to provide a safe space for our work to happen,
to accompany you in your therapeutic journey with respect and acceptance,
to suggest tools that will empower you during this process.
Once I receive your message, I will get in touch within 2 working days to discuss about arranging a free of charge first meeting.
The purpose of our first meeting is to get to know each other and to discuss what brings you to therapy, what you are looking to get out of it, ways we can work together, availability, cost and anything else that might concern you. If we feel we can work together we set the time and day and the journey begins.
In case you are a parent/carer/guardian interested in referring a child under 13 years old please note the first free meeting will be with you the parent/carer/guardian.
The first free of charge meeting will last 30 minutes and it can take place in person in Finchley Central in London, via telephone or via internet through a web camera. Please note that for a web session you will need a computer with access to internet and a camera.
The frequency needs to be at least weekly for the meetings to be fruitful. Another very important element is consistency. This means that the meetings need to take place at the same time, day and place every week, as that regularity reinforces the feeling of familiarity and safety for both of us and allows the work to further progress.
Single Session Therapy is also available. This is a one off, very focused session that can be used to think over a relatively simple issue. We can discuss if this is a more suitable option for you.
Our meetings can take place in person at Finchley Central. My office is very close to the tube station, with free on street parking. I am also a trained Cyber Therapist and I offer Online Therapy via web camera.
I am a strong believer in equal opportunities, so if due to your circumstances your needs cannot be accommodated by any of these options i.e. someone with a disability, a single parent with very young children and no childcare etc. let’s talk and find a solution that works for both of us. Parents with young babies are very welcome to come with their little one!
The duration of ongoing sessions is 50 minutes and the cost after the first meeting is £60 per session. Single Session Therapy lasts 60 minutes and the cost is £70 per meeting.
While we meet, I have a 24 hours cancellation policy, which means if our session is cancelled in less than 24 hours or if you fail to attend a session l will have to charge you for the session. If an emergency comes up, I will try to offer an alternative slot, if possible, but please be mindful of the importance for consistency in therapy.
Finally, when we decide that our work is coming to an end, and of course that suggestion can come from you or me or both, as with any other relationship there has to be a closure. To allow a proper closure we will have 4 more sessions after we agree to an ending, unless agreed otherwise.
If I am unable to answer your call immediately please, leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible within the next 2 working days.
If you are ever in a state of crisis or emergency, please contact a crisis line such as Childline at 0800 1111 or Samaritans at 116 123 or go to your local Accident and Emergency Department.