Frequently Asked Questions
Why is working with you any different to everything else I''ve tried?
I work somatically i.e. with the body which allows you to access feelings/emotions without fear. This circumvents the thinking brain altogether and allows you to make progress quickly.
How long does it take?
This is impossible to answer - but what I can say is that it's a lot quicker than talk therapy and usually 6-12 sessions is required to begin to make long-lasting change. For very long term conditions more may be necessary. I will always discuss this with you at the last session of your package where we will do a review to see what remains to be done. You are under no obligation once your package ends.
Can I book a one-off session?
I do offer one-off sessions once you've completed your initial package with me (3 or 6) but I have found that most people response to the consistency of a package better than ad hoc sessions. It communicates to the body that you are committed to the process of change and there is a regular session that you commit to.
Why is there a separate Initial consult before the packages?
I offer this after the free chat as a standalone session to trial my services. It’s a great way to trial my way of working and to see if we fit.
What’s the minimum number of sessions?
The answer is 3 for anxiety and 6 for longer-term chronic conditions like CFS/ME. This is simply the best way to make lasting change.
Why don't you offer refunds?
When you sign up to work with me you commit to a package of either 3 or 6 sessions as a minimum. That's in my Terms and Conditions. I know that packages are the best way to heal and since no therapy is guaranteed, it's simply the way I work.
Do you offer reductions for low income?
I offer easy payment terms where your therapy payment is spread over a longer timeframe. You can also pay by Stripe to spread the cost onto a credit card (see my packages more more info).
How can I pay?
I offer direct credit BACS payment and Stripe payments for international credit card payments.
What is the difference between 121 therapy and you group courses?
121 therapy is simply the most efficient way of resolving trauma. The courses are a slower, gentler introduction to the ideas of trauma-informed therapy. They are not a substitute for 121 work. Find out more.
What is EMDR?
If you have any other questions, please do contact me.