Some questions often asked......
How confidential are the sessions?
Sessions are kept completely confidential to you and me, except where I am legally, ethically or morally bound to 'do something'. This would be in circumstances such as where child protection issues become evident, or plans for murder, suicide or terrorism. In meeting ethical and professional standards, I also attend my own supervision where I discuss my practice (using first names only) with a similarly experienced psychotherapist.
How long are the sessions?
Individual sessions are 50 minutes.
Couples sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes dependant on the couple and what they need. This would be agreed at the introductory session.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
What's the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
The main difference between counselling and psychotherapy is the depth and complexity of issues that can be addressed. To become a psychotherapist the regular route is to train and qualify as a counsellor (around 3 years) and then undertake further study and training (around another 2 years).
What sort of people do you see?
I see a wide variety of people of all ages, from adolescents to octogenarians. Over the years they have included, among others, students, teachers, academics, head teachers, lawyers, doctors, accountants, dentists, homemakers, retired people, parents and people without children, young couples and more mature couples.
Life and relationship issues aren't limited to any one section of society and I believe the breadth of my experience is of value to my clients, all of whom add depth and focus to my understanding and practice.