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 £40 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?
The work can be short term, working on something quite specific or longer term if we are going to explore deeper and more complex issues.
What about safety and confidentiality?
I create a space for you that is welcoming and safe. This is your opportunity to be deeply listened to, and to 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 compassionate-focussed therapy?
Compassion-Focused therapy draws upon evolutionary psychology, a model of emotions based in neuroscience, and uses contemporary practices to develop self-compassion and mindfulness which have their roots in Buddhist psychology. Compassionate therapy helps us to understand the ways that our emotions can become unbalanced in our lives and how we can learn to work with our feelings and life-difficulties in direct, compassionate ways. The therapy aims to apply powerful change strategies in ways that are designed to help to reduce distress, such as shame and self-criticism, and to promote compassion for all, including both the self and other.