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What does being in therapy actually look like? (and other FAQs)

how do i get started?
how do I get started?

Hopefully, this one is easy! I'm available on email at or by phone on 0114 5339205 - feel free to ask any questions you might have and have a chat, don't worry, you won't be charged for this contact! I'll try and respond to any queries within 72 hours. 


Do please note that neither my email nor my phone number are crisis numbers - in the event of a mental health emergency, the standard advice would be to present at accident and emergency (Sheffield Children's Hospital for under 16's and at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield for over 16s. For those not in Sheffield, please consult with your nearest appropriate accident and emergency service).

How much does it cost?
How much does it cost?

I am currently charging £100 an hour for on-line therapy (conducted via zoom ) or telephone therapy.
I have availability at the Cornerstone Centre in Sheffield and the Practice Rooms in Sheffield for face to face sessions that are currently charged at £120 per hour long session.

How many sessions will I need?

Impossible to say with any accuracy. For CBT interventions, there is some evidence to suggest that 12-16 sessions for certain difficulties is indicated; but really this is 'how long is a piece of string question!' Some individuals may get to their chosen target after a handful of sessions, whilst for others it may be the work of years. It's important to review sessions and to raise any concerns you may have about how the sessions are going.

What types of therapy do you offer?

I am qualified as a cognitive behavioural therapist and that is often my 'go to intervention' where appropriate. I also have a lot of experience and training in DBT and attachment based interventions as well as interventions that are more exploratory. No one size fits all (and I'd actually be quite wary of any therapist who assumes the same approach will work for everyone) and part of the early stages of work may be negotiating the kind of approach that will work for you.

Who do you share information with?

If you have a look at the important documents section of this website, you'll see some information about GDPR as well as confidentiality and consent. Session notes are kept electronically within an encrypted, password protected folder and will not be shared with anyone without your permission. It is important to note that there are exceptions to confidentiality - if I have concerns that someone is at risk of harm or at risk of harming others, then patient safety comes first and I will discuss breaching confidentiality with you where possible.

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