Any Questions?. mikeimage1

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I book an appointment?

  • You can ring me on:
    07900 52 60 61
    Or click here to email me and I will answer any questions. If you want to meet then we can discuss a mutually convenient appointment time. It is possible to meet during the day or in the evenings.

  • Who is the right therapist for me?

  • It is important to feel comfortable with your therapist. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk with a couple of therapists and discuss their approach. Usually the first meeting lets you know if we can work together

  • What is counselling and psychotherapy?

  • A difficult question to answer as the subject is vast. The book 'Counselling for Toads' (see my resource page) tries to answer this question with a story about Toad, of Wind in the Willows fame, who goes for counselling. Great for all ages.

  • What do you charge?

  • I charge 50 per session for individual therapy which lasts between 50 minutes and 1 hour. I charge 55 per hour for supervision.

  • How many sessions will I need?

  • This is difficult to say without meeting but my aim is to see you for as few sessions as is needed. For some crises there can be relief in a few sessions with talking it through; identifying the issues and taking some action. Symptoms can be relieved just by feeling understood. For problems and difficulties that have been part of your life for a while it is likely that more work will be needed. It is important for us to identify what kind of work you want to do with me and how long this might take. We can review progress at regular times to see where we are up to.

  • Where are you? - the Map

  • I am in Sheakespeare Road Hanwell W7. This is where I am on the map - showing Hanwell mainline station (Paddington to Heathrow line - Heathrow Connect) and Drayton Green mainline station (Paddington to Greenford line) Each are about 5 minutes walk.

  • Train Times?

  • For First great Western timetable click here

  • Do you offer supervision?

  • Yes - I have been supervising, training and managing counsellors for 20 years. I trained in supervision with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development and London Centre for Psychodrama. I have co-authored a paper in Youth & Policy, National Youth Agency, on supervision of trainee Youth Workers. I am currently co-writing a book on supervising staff working with young people and children (Sage Publishers).