How does therapy work?
Therapy is different for everyone, so there is not one right answer to this, but the research shows that much of the success of therapy is down to the relationship between client and therapist, regardless of the methodology or way of working. That’s why I try and tailor what we do to your specific needs, and that might change as the work progresses. It’s also why I offer a free initial appointment so you can meet me and we can see if we are both happy to start working together.
How frequent are the sessions?
Most people find that once a week is the best frequency, at least to start with. If you are finding things particularly hard at the moment, we can increase to twice a week or have double length sessions. Over time, and depending on progress, sessions can change to fortnightly and then monthly. Sometimes people have a group of sessions, and then a break, and then return for another period of time; this is particularly useful in trauma, when you might need to manage how much work you can do at one time.
Do I keep the same day/time?
Some clients prefer to schedule sessions flexibly, to suit their other committments, and others like to have the same day/time each week. I cannot guarantee that your particular ‘slot’ will always be available for you, but will do my best to arrange this as often as possible. You may book and pay for sessions in advance to secure them.
How long does therapy take?
Each session takes 50-55 minutes. You are in charge of how many sessions you have, over what time period, and it will depend on your needs. We will regularly review how things are going, and how you are feeling about coming, and make any adjustments necessary.
How can I book a session?
You can contact me by ‘phone, email, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. If I’m with clients I won’t answer you immediately, but I’ll get back to you as soon as I can with a couple of suggestions for an appointment. We’ll agree a date and time, and you can meet me, either in the office or online. We can decide from there whether you’d like another appointment. Sessions are on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, between 9.30am and 7pm, with Wednesday morning by arrangement.
How do I pay for therapy sessions?
If you are in the office, you can pay in Euros by cash, credit/debit card at the time, or by bank transfer in advance. Online clients pay up to 24 hours in advance by Euro bank transfer or Revolut. Sessions that are not cancelled within the 24 hour notice period need to be paid for before the next appointment.
I have numerous testimonials. It’s always lovely to receive cards, emails, notes, poems, letters,
and messages, and I have many heartfelt “thank yous” from clients, who have expressed what a difference our work together has made to their lives. If you’re wondering why I don’t have them on my site, it’s because I believe these are personal words from my client to me and I don’t want to turn them into a ‘marketing tool’.
I have an NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory, a Postgraduate Diploma in Counsellling and Psychotherapy from the Unversity of Leeds (UK), BACP Certificate of Proficiency and I am a registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As part of the BACP, I undertake a minimun of 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, per year (although I exceed this!), which allows me to stay up to date with the latest developments in the therapy world. I have well over 1,000 hours of supervised practice, and am registered Autonomo to work legally in Spain. I am also fully insured.