FAQ

Therapy FAQs

Why seek counselling/psychotherapy?

People seek counselling and psychotherapy for a variety of reasons; there is no right or wrong reason. You may have a specific problem that you would like to focus on or you may not be quite sure what the problem is but just feel as if something is not quite right. That is fine, and therapy can be helpful in both cases. We don’t always need to know exactly what is wrong in order to seek help.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

The difference between counselling and psychotherapy is not always clear cut. Generally, counselling is a brief approach that focuses on behaviour change. Psychotherapy is classed as a longer-term treatment that focuses on gaining insight in to the problem.

Where are you based?

My therapy rooms are based in Newcastle city center. Please see ‘location & contact’ for exact location and transport options.

How much does therapy cost?

Each therapy session is £50 for 50 minutes.

The initial session is half price, as this is an opportunity to find out more about my service and how I can help.

Do you offer concessions?

Students receive £10 off every session.

What should I expect during my first session?

The first session is a chance for us to get to know each other. It is a chance for you to tell me about your main concerns and for me to inform you of how I work and whether I will be able to help. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions and decide whether you would like to work together. If you decide to continue we can then agree to a regular appointment.

How often do we meet?

Most people choose to attend once a week, however I can accommodate fortnightly and ad-hoc appointments.

How long do we see each other for?

My approach is open-ended. This means  there are no limits to the amount of sessions you can have and we end when you’re ready. The amount of sessions required is individual depending on your goals for the therapy.

Can I bring someone with me?

Individual therapy is usually undertaken alone, however if you feel more comfortable you can bring someone with you for the initial appointment.

Do you offer therapy in languages other than English?

I don’t but it may be possible to work with an interpreter.

Do you work with couples?

I work with individuals only.

How accessible is your therapy room?

Both locations have lift access to the therapy room and accessible toilets. If you need support accessing the therapy room please let me know in advance.