Frequently asked questions
How often would we meet?
Normally sessions are once a week although we could meet more frequently if we decided that this would be helpful.
I have a really busy life and I work full time during the day. How can I fit in psychotherapy?
Subject to availability, I offer early morning, lunchtime and evening appointments.
How can I know if psychotherapy is right for me?
I offer a free initial session, where we meet in person. This gives you the opportunity to ask me questions and decide whether you would feel comfortable working with me.
Can I come to psychotherapy if I am taking medication for my mental health or if I have a diagnosed mental health condition?
It is possible to benefit from psychotherapy whether or not you are taking medication or have a diagnosed mental health condition, although there are some exceptions. We can discuss your particular circumstances at our initial session to see if psychotherapy is right for you.
How much does it cost?
I operate a sliding scale of costs so what you pay would be related to your income starting at £35 if you earn under £20,000 a year.
Where could I see you?
I have therapy rooms in central Manchester and Hale, Altrincham.
How long do sessions last?
Sessions last for one hour.
Will everything I say be treated in confidence?
Everything that happens in our therapy sessions will remain confidential with the following exceptions:
- I will discuss our work in professional supervision where your identity will be protected and all information treated with respect.
- If I had a serious concern regarding your own, or another person's safety.