FAQ’s

What issues do you work with?

  • Abuse; emotional, physical and sexual
  • Addiction/ support in recovery
  • Anger
  • Anxiety; general and social
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Bullying
  • Childhood trauma
  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Domestic abuse
  • Family and friend issues
  • Family therapy
  • Mental health issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sexual orientation or identity
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Work issues

 

What happens at the first meeting?

Once we have a arranged a good time for you, we will meet to discuss what has brought you to counselling; you can say as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. If, after this session, you feel we will work well together, we can arrange a day and time that will be good for you to meet on a regular basis; with notice, this can be changed.

 

How long will the session last?

Each session lasts for fifty minutes.
Due to the commitment I have to all of my clients, I am unable to go over the allotted time if you arrive late.

 

How many sessions do you advise I have?

It is totally your choice how long you wish to have therapy for.
I usually suggest starting off with six sessions, after which we can review how the process is going and whether you would like to continue.
Initially, weekly sessions are recommended as it helps to build a rapport between us and the therapy tends to flow better.
I have worked with clients on a short and long term basis.

 

How much will it cost and how do I pay?

Individual Therapy: £50 for daytime appointments and £55 for evening appointments. Payment can be made in cash on the day or via a bank transfer before the start of each session. A receipt can be given on request.

Couples / Family therapy: £60 for daytime appointments and £65 for evening appointments.

I have a few, low cost places available, depending on the individual situation.

 

Do you have a cancellation policy?

I require 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend a session. If notice is not received within this time frame, I will have to charge you the full amount for the missed session.

 

Are the sessions confidential?

Whatever is disclosed during a therapy session is treated as confidential between us unless you give me permission to the contrary.
However, in line with the BACP ethical framework, I have a duty of care to inform a third party (e.g Doctor) if I feel you may cause significant harm to yourself or others. If such an occasion should arise, I will always aim to discuss this matter with you first.

 

Where are you located?

Forest Therapy Centre, The Old Forge, Station Passage, London, E18 1JL.
Bus stops and South Woodford tube station are a few minutes walk away and pay and display parking is available nearby.

The centre is in easy reach of Walthamstow, Woodford, Leyton and Leytonstone, as well as other surrounding areas.