When does it happen?
Usually sessions will be at least once a week at a regular time; it may be useful to meet more frequently, but this can be discussed in each individual case.
How long the treatment goes on for is up to you: for some people, short-term work is enough, but as the psychoanalytic process takes time, others may benefit from a longer-term treatment and the more careful exploration that this allows. In any case, there is no contract or fixed timescale and it is your choice whether or not to continue at any point.
How much does it cost?
I work with a sliding scale: fees for the sessions will be discussed at the first meeting, and are agreed taking into account your individual circumstances. As psychoanalysis can be a long-term process, it is important that the cost can be sustained over time; fees can be set, for example, in relation to the frequency of sessions per week.
I have some low-cost places available for people who would not otherwise be able to afford therapy.
There is no charge for the initial consultation.
How does it start?
To arrange an initial consultation, or if you have any queries, you can contact me either by email or telephone (please leave a message if I am unable to answer, and I will get back to you).
The initial meeting is an opportunity to discuss your situation and what has led you to seek therapy at this time. It also enables you to find out more about what I offer; we can then decide whether we think we could work together, and if psychoanalysis seems like it might be a good approach for you.
I am currently offering in-person appointments; online sessions are also available if required.