Natural Health Clinic, 98 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LP. tel: 07533 496568
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the first step?
The first step is for you to contact me via phone or email to express your interest in us working together. It is important to find a therapist to work with who feels right for you. This is why I suggest an initial 1 hour consultation - at a reduced fee of £20 - this gives us an opportunity to meet and get a sense of each other ... for you to find out how I work and for me to find out what brings you to psychotherapy.
How long is a session and how often do we meet?
Each session lasts for one hour and if we decide to work together, we will meet on the same day at the same time each week. We will agree on this at our initial consultation. I suggest that we initially commit to working together for six weeks and then review where we are at this point.
How much does it cost?
Therapy is at £45 for the hourly session, as I am currently working towards full accreditation and am also studying the masters in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, having already qualified as a humanistic therapist.
How long does it take?
I would suggest we work weekly for an initial 8 weeks and have a review at that period to see how the work is going and how you are engaging with the process of therapy. Then we the work would be ongoing and we would continue to work weekly.
What about safety and confidentiality?
The space is welcoming and safe. This is important so that you feel you can your say or explore things that you may not have found easy to say or explore before. I abide by the BACP Ethical guidelines regarding confidentiality.
What is your approach to humanistic counselling?
I respond to a client's feelings, emotions and thoughts around their distress. The work is always focussed on distress, with the aim of helping a client to gain clarity, deeper awarneness, with the potential for change. This includes psychodynamic methods of working through childhood difficulties and mindfulness methods of gaining greater capacity to hold feelings.
'As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself. The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.'
- Bessel Van Der Kolk
'Beneath the Surface' - Michelle Collins