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BSc (Hons), MSc, MPsychPsych, MBPF, MBPC, MACP, MTSP

Psychoanalyst / Consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist / Adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist

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Psychotherapy FAQs

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

The distinction between counselling and psychotherapy has become blurred. Counselling is a shorter term experience that enables a more focused approach to help you find solutions to particular difficulties, in the ‘here and now’. Psychotherapy works at deeper level, exploring the patterns developed in childhood, which we all use to deal with life's challenges. These patterns are often not conscious and can be limiting progress in life.

Are sessions and my personal information confidential?

Yes, all information you give is confidential.

What can I expect when I start?

In our introductory meeting, we will explore whether psychotherapy can help you and you will be able to assess the benefits of our working relationship.

Do I have to be referred by my doctor?

It is not necessary to have a referral from your GP or other medical specialist for you to have therapy. If you wish me to liaise with your GP, I will do so but only at your request.

What does psychotherapy cost?

Costs of sessions are discussed individually on request.