Your questions

Do you work with couples?
What about young people and children (under 18)?
Do you offer Group work?

I currently only work with 18+ adults on an individual basis.

I'd love to work with couples in the future, and may also train for work with children, adolescents and young people. In both cases, at present my insurance and professional memberships would not cover it I'm afraid. What I can offer is to see one person within the couple or a parent to discuss relationships with partners, children or family.

Group work (encounter groups and similar) are also of interest. They provide a space to explore a variety of inter-personal relationships 'live' at a greatly reduced cost-per-session. Similarly, I would seek further training before offering groups.


I'm a counselling or psychotherapy student: will you work with me?

I always want to encourage those studying psychotherapy and counselling and will do whatever I can to help. We would need to consider together if it would work for you. I don't rule it out, but please ensure that I meet your course requirements before contacting me. For example, some need UKCP rather than BACP registration


I'm a TV or radio Producer: will you be on my show?

Probably not. I've done a fair amount of TV and radio work (BBC mainly) in my previous incarnations. I'm humbled by your interest. I think my and the existential perspective has a lot to offer media work: challenging mainstream views with a provocative alternative.

But I am focusing on my work with clients at present and carefully building my practice to avoid taking too much on and maintain a focus on quality.  By all means get in touch. My work seeing clients, conducting research and other interests means it is unlikely I am the right fit for you at present.

 


Your reduced fee is still £60.

I want to see you but i really can't afford it. Is there anything you can do?

The rate I charge considering room hire, supervision, professional memberships and training etc is £70 per 50 minute session. Please view it as an investment in yourself and your future.

I volunteer my time one day per week within the Reduced Fee Service (RFS) at Number 42 Psychotherapy and Well-being, London Bridge. If money is a limiting factor in your choice of psychotherapist, I encourage you to visit their website and see if the RFS could see you:
http://www.number42.org.uk/counselling-therapies/reduced-fee-service.

You may also want to investigate support from your doctor or charities like Mind.


Do sessions have to be weekly? I need to see you fortnightly, monthly or ad-hoc.

I've found it works best in support of your therapy to commit to meet once per week. My expectation is that you come every week unless there are genuinely exceptional circumstances, beyond a few weeks per year of holiday. A lot happens in a week, and we only have 50 minutes to discuss that and longer-term issues. If you're unable to fit that in or afford it at the moment, I will not be the right option for you. Beyond the psychotherapy theory and evidence that supports this, I pay for weekly room bookings which creates a financial block on other arrangements.