You do not have to sign any forms until you have met with me or had an initial 15 minute assessment as we need to ensure you understand the forms in their entirety before you sign them.
When you book an appointment online, a link to these forms will be included in the appointment confirmation email that you will receive:
- Initial Intake Form
- Social Media Policy
- Client Service Contract / Confidentiality Agreement
You can fill them out before we meet as this will help save time for answering any questions you may have.
Yes, we can communicate through email, text or WhatsApp for scheduling purposes. However, I suggest you don’t communicate confidential or private information by these means. This is because the confidentiality and security of email communication cannot be guaranteed. For your added safety and security, I use Tutanota email. Tutanota is the world’s most secure email service, easy to use and private by design.https://tutanota.com/about/
Sessions last 50 minutes. Longer sessions may be arranged if needed. The minimum I will see someone is once a week – at a regular day and time.
This is something we can agree on during our initial consultation.
I offer concessionary rate sessions for counselling/therapy students in training. Please ask about current availability and to discuss your circumstances.
Single Session Therapy is also known as One-Off, Standalone and Pit Stop Therapy. The sessions serve as a ‘check-in’ and ‘tune-up’ for your mind – an opportunity to address a single issue or to become unstuck.
I operate a 48 hour rescheduling and cancellation policy, which means that I will not charge if you give notice of 48 hours or more. If you need to reschedule, I will try to offer a suitable time, however if I am unable to, the full fee is due. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, then the full fee is payable.
DBT combines contemporary research findings on what helps people make lasting change, with ancient mindfulness practices borrowed from Eastern and Western contemplative traditions.
I have a great deal of experience helping people with different types of addiction.
I can help with:
- Chemical addictions, such as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, ketamine, alcohol , painkillers and other drugs.
- Behavioural addictions, also known as process addictions such as gambling, eating disorders, pornography and sex addiction.
I have helped many individuals, couples and families to move forward and build the lives they have always hoped for.
The Psychodynamic approach recognises that your feelings of distress and problems in the present may have connections to your early life experiences.
Recognising recurring patterns can help people see how they can avoid distress or develop defense mechanisms to cope.
For further details see Psychodynamic Psychotherapy