Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions will I need? There is no one answer. Some people may need brief therapy and some may need longer-term help.

How much do the sessions cost? Again this varies according to which of our therapists you choose. However, several of our therapists reserve part of their practice for people who cannot afford a full fee.

What happens in the initial consultation session? An assessment of your particular needs by first looking at your initial issues and why you feel the need for psychotherapy or counselling. This will be followed by a short review of your personal history and other factors that are unique to you. You will then be able to ask any questions that arise during the session, and together with your therapist or counsellor, discuss an initial programme.

What type of therapy is right for me? This will be discussed during your initial consultation session.

How do I organise my first session? Our practitioners endeavour to be as flexible as possible in terms of timing and do their best to arrange an initial session within 3 working days of the first enquiry.

I work during the day. Can you provide early morning or evening sessions? Yes, many of our therapists and counsellors will see you in the early morning or evening.

I am not available to see you in person. Can we still work together? Yes. Several of our psychotherapists and counsellors undertake Skype, Facetime and telephone sessions.

Where will I have to go for my therapy? The right therapist is worth travelling for. Although many of our therapists are based in North, North West and Central London, we also cover the Greater London area, the Midlands, Sussex and Yorkshire.

Am I just having a bad day, or should I speak with a professional? We all feel stressed or sad at times, especially when facing immediate difficulties but should these feelings persist, they could be the sign of deeper, underlying issues. All our therapists have extensive training and experience and it’s often helpful to talk to someone who is totally impartial.

What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy? They certainly resemble one another, but a psychotherapist will have undertaken longer and more intensive training than a counsellor, and for this reason, will be better equipped to help you deal with deeper underlying issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How many sessions will I need? There is no one answer. Some people may need brief therapy and some may need longer-term help.

How much do the sessions cost? Again this varies according to which of our therapists you choose. However, some of our therapists reserve part of their practice for people who cannot afford a full fee.

What happens in the initial consultation session? An assessment of your particular needs by first looking at your initial issues and why you feel the need for psychotherapy or counselling. This will be followed by a short review of your personal history and other factors that are unique to you. You will then be able to ask any questions that arise during the session, and together with your therapist or counsellor, discuss an initial programme.

What type of therapy is right for me? This will be discussed during your initial consultation session.

How do I organise my first session? Our practitioners endeavour to be as flexible as possible in terms of timing and do their best to arrange an initial session within 3 working days of the first enquiry.

I work during the day. Can you provide early morning or evening sessions? Yes, many of our therapists and counsellors will see you in the early morning or evening.

I am not available to see you in person. Can we still work together? Yes. Several of our psychotherapists and counsellors undertake Skype, Facetime and telephone sessions.

Where will I have to go for my therapy? The right therapist is worth travelling for. Although many of our therapists are based in North, North West and Central London, we also cover the Greater London area, the Midlands, Sussex and Yorkshire.

Am I just having a bad day, or should I speak with a professional? We all feel stressed or sad at times, especially in light of immediately difficulties that face us. But should these feelings persist, they could be the sign of deeper, underlying issues. All our therapists have extensive training and experience and it’s often helpful to talk to someone who is totally impartial.

What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy? They certainly resemble one another, but a psychotherapist will have undertaken longer and more intensive training than a counsellor, and for this reason, will be better equipped to help you deal with underlying issues.

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During the 3 weeks of mandatory isolation in the UK due to Covid-19, we are providing Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and telephone consultations.

Contact our Hampstead office on 020 7431 5192 for an assessment session with one of our senior therapists.