What can I expect?

In the first instance, my PA will contact you to arrange an initial appointment. If required, I will offer a short 10-minute telephone consultation or respond to an email enquiry to consider how I can help.

What happens in the first session?

The first session is an initial assessment in which I will ask questions about any problems and ask you to complete some short questionnaires.  I will also give you some more information about my services and ask you to complete a short client information form.

How long does each session last?

Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Can I bring someone with me to the first session?

If you feel that this would be helpful as part of the assessment.   For adolescents, I would expect a parent (or parents) to attend part of the assessment.

When do you offer appointments?

I currently see clients most days (as part of my own practice and through Cognacity). I do not offer weekend sessions.

I work full-time, do you see people in the evenings?

Yes, however, these sessions are reserved for my athlete and dance clients. 

Are the sessions confidential?

Yes, anything said within the session is completely confidential.  However, if during the course of therapy I have concerns that you may harm yourself or another person (or there are concerns about potential harm from others), or if any safeguarding issues arise, I will break confidentiality and inform you of my decision to do so.

How much do the sessions cost?

My rates vary according to the type of work (therapy or sports and exercise consultancy) and whether you are paying as a private individual or have private insurance.  I am registered with all the main private healthcare insurance companies.  On occasion, I will offer a discounted fee for those suffering financial hardship. All self-paying clients will be invoiced and required to pay in advance of any booked session. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

How many sessions will I need?

The number depends upon the problem and its severity.  On average, therapy clients attend between 8 and 12 sessions, and I will initially contract for six sessions and then review at the end of this period. Sports and exercise performance clients will typically average around six sessions. 

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a minimum of 48 hours' notice for a cancellation; otherwise, you will be charged for the session.