Professional, Private and confidential Psychotherapy and Counselling

A safe environment based in either Finchley N3 or Highgate N6. With easy access to underground and bus routes

Tel : 07548 942098 | For Appointments Email

We can help you with:

Feelings of  depression, stress, anxiety
Losses, such as bereavement, divorce or
redundancy
Low self-esteem, lack of confidence or
underachieving
Being involved in unsatisfactory or destructive
relationships
Feelings of loneliness and sadness
Lack of purpose in life
Sexuality and gender confusion
Problems at work
Parenting difficulties
Family conflicts
Feeling overwhelmed by conflicting feelings
Feeling stuck and unable to move on

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much do you charge per session?

Regular sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are charged  at £60.  We charge the same  for a preliminary consultation which can be up to 75  minutes.  We keep some places for low incomes or the  unemployed, although there may be a wait for these to become available. We will have an opportunity to discuss fees and any other practical matters at the preliminary consultation.  

 

What happens in the preliminary consultation?

The preliminary  consultation, is a time to meet each other, and explore some  of your concerns and difficulties.  It is also a time for questions and queries which you may have.  It is important to have time to be thoughtful together about, for example, the nature of your difficulties, what you are hoping to gain as well as your current needs, prior to making an assessment whether Psychotherapy might be suitable at this moment in time. It is not uncommon for these sessions to continue for a few times which can give  us a chance to get to know each other. If we decide together that the type of therapy we offer isn't suitable  we  can also discuss other options with you.

 

How frequent are the sessions?

Continuity is an important aspect which allows the process to become effective.  As such,  we hope to be able to meet at the same time each week for 50 minutes.  The minimum commitment is once  a week, with the possibility of greater frequency of sessions per week, which will provide the opportunity  for more in-depth work.  It can be  difficult initially to know about the length of therapy as this varies. In some circumstances a set number of agreed sessions can be helpful  but the process can be more effective if left open ended  and gradual. allowing more  substantial changes to take place.

 

Are the sessions completely  confidential?

Psychotherapy is a private and confidential treatment.  Confidentiality is kept at the highest importance and would only be compromised in very rare cases where the individual, or an associated child, is thought to be under severe risk. In such circumstances every attempt would be made to first discuss the matter with you. All issues relating to confidentiality are in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the UKCP and BPC