FAQ

I’ve done my best to cover all the bases on this page, but if there’s anything else you’d like to know about, please contact me here. If you’re brand new to therapy, or haven’t been for a long time, please go here.

• How much does it cost?
• Where do you work?
• How long are the sessions?

• Are you offering sessions on Skype?
• How do I contact you?
• How many sessions can I have?

• How often can you see me?
• Can I come every two weeks, or on an ad hoc basis?

• What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
• Are you going to diagnose me?
• What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
• What is supervision?
• What is mentoring/consultancy?
• Do you do BUPA or other insurance work?

How much does it cost?

  • Afternoons 12-5pm £60
  • Evenings 5-10pm £70
  • Couples £100

Where do you work?

How long are the sessions?

  • Individuals – 50 minutes.
  • Couples – 70 minutes.

Are you offering sessions on Skype?
Yes. And by phone too. Please go here for more details about the online counselling I offer.

How do I contact you?
Please contact me by email so that I can reply to you with details about where and how I work. After initial contact, we can also speak on the phone if it would be helpful, so you can get a feel of how we might work together.

All emails go straight to me, but if you prefer to email me direct, you can contact me on: tania at londoncentralcounselling dot com.

If we both feel I am the right therapist for you, we arrange a first session. During this first session, we’ll talk about why you would like to come for therapy. If, after that, you decide that you would like to work with me, we’ll work out a fixed time each week for our sessions.

How many sessions can I have?
We can work open-endedly for as long as you’re finding it useful and beneficial, or we can arrange a fixed number.

How often can you see me?
I see my clients a minimum of once a week, although it’s possible that we could work more frequently than that.

Can I come every two weeks, or on an ad hoc basis?
Please note: I don’t offer fortnightly sessions or ad hocs. In my experience, therapy requires commitment and needs to be on a regular basis.

 

What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
These terms are often used interchangeably. There are actually no strict, official definitions and they are not protected titles. Some say psychotherapy goes deeper into your issues and emotions, and is longer-term work, and may be more about making a specific diagnosis. Some say counselling is more about a specific issue or situation, and is possibly time-limited. It really depends on the practitioner and how they choose to work.

Are you going to diagnose me?
I don’t diagnose my clients – although I am open to discussion of previous diagnoses if you would find this helpful. And I don’t refer to my work as ‘treatment’ – I explore what’s going on for you and we work together on it for as long as you feel our work is beneficial.

What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Working integratively means that I use a number of ways of working – whichever suits you, my client, best at the time. The way I see it, we are in this together, and I have as much to discover as you do. The difference between us is that my training, coupled with my life experience, enables me to create a containing space for you to bring whatever you need to. In terms of theory, integrative work is humanistic, which means it sees a mutual relationship in the therapy room, rather than a top-down subject-object interaction.

What is supervision?
Working therapists attend regular supervision. It is required by my membership organisation, the BACP. Supervision is a confidential discussion of my work, and my practice in general, with another therapist on a regular basis. This can be in a group or one-to-one. It helps ensure that I provide the best service to you.

What is mentoring/consultancy?
I am offering this because I am coming across an increasing number of people who are looking for somewhere to run ideas around, or who would like a framework for solving a practical issue in their lives. More here.

• Do you do BUPA or other insurance work?
No, I do not currently offer this.

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