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HOW IT WORKS

BEFORE WE MEET

If you are considering starting sessions, I offer a free initial phone call for 20 minutes, to see how we might work together.  This will give you an opportunity to ask me any questions, and for me to establish whether I will be able to work with you, 

If we agree to meet, I will email you a contract, and agree a time and date for a first 50 minute session.  

THE FIRST SESSION

I practice from a beautiful and comfortable room in the Ahead4Therapy office in central Devizes. It has been designed for use by therapists, and offers a quiet and private environment for our work, with toilets available.  I provide water, and you are welcome to bring a hot drink. 

In the first session, I will introduce myself, explain my confidentiality policy, and then invite you to share what has brought you to therapy. Towards the end of the session, we will agree whether we want to continue to work together. Sometimes you might not feel I am the right therapist for you, or I might believe a different type of therapy would work better for you. 

If you decide you would like to continue to work with me, sessions will continue weekly, usually at the same time each week. I don't offer fortnightly or monthly sessions, as I believe the best experience of therapy is in weekly sessions.  I  suggest we review after 6 sessions, and if you want to continue, this will be until you are ready to stop.

My fee is £60 per session, which is payable by card at the end of the session.  If you prefer, I can send an invoice for payment by bank transfer each week.  Please contact me to discuss how I work with companies.

 

I am able to work with clients who are registered with Aviva, AXA and VitalityHealth.

HOW WILL SESSIONS GO?

I work integratively, which means I have a range of psychotherapy theories available to me. I draw mainly on relational humanistic theories, with my client at the centre of my work. The relationship we co-create acts as a foundation for healing.  I provide a safe space for you to share your story and for us to explore it without judgement. I work with empathy and compassion, and I believe that the connection we make can be supportive and healing.

I work with you holistically, to understand how you have come to this place in your life, and what you hope for from therapy with me.  I will support you to explore your own experience of the world, and the way you have come to be.   I work with physical communications as well as emotional ones, and with my own experience of being with you.

 

ONLINE WORK

 

Sometimes we may agree to work together online, or you may need to have an occasional session online.  In this case, I will send you a Zoom link in advance.  If we are working online, please ensure you are in a quiet, well connected space where you won't be interrupted, and you feel safe to talk. Please feel free to bring a drink. 

A therapy room, with a sofa, 2 chairs and a window
Tree with the words Westwood counselling and psychotherapy
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