Frequently Asked Questions
What is psychodynamic counselling?
Psychodynamic counselling is based on the core principle that the unconscious mind holds onto painful memories and feelings which are difficult for the conscious mind to process. These unconscious feelings can impact how we feel and behave and may be acted out in our relationships with others. The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness and by doing so helping you to understand where some of your deep rooted feelings may stem from. With this insight and self awareness brings opportunity for change.
How do I get started?
If you are interested in arranging an initial session please contact me by telephone or email. I offer a free 20 minute phone call which gives us the opportunity to talk through your current situation and discuss whether counselling could be helpful for you. If you'd like to we will then arrange an initial consultation where I will invite you to discuss what brings you to counselling and allow you the space to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process.
If you are happy to continue with counselling we will set up a second session and from then on meet once a week, at the same time each week.
How many sessions will I have?
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and takes place weekly. The number of sessions depend on the individual and this is something we can discuss together at your initial appointment.
Fees and availability
I currently offer day time appointments on a Thursday or Friday. An initial consultation is 75 minutes and my fee for this is £105. My fee for weekly counselling sessions is £70 for a 50 minute session.