Q. How many sessions will I need?

A. Every client that comes to therapy is unique - therefore it is difficult to say how many sessions you will require.  Some clients just need a few sessions to get to a place where they feel comfortable, others will require longer-term therapy.   This is something that would be discussed with the therapist during the initial session and reviewed as therapy progresses.

Q. What sort of problems can counselling and psychotherapy help with?

A. Some of the problems counselling and psychotherapy can help with include, anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, relationships, work-related issues,  bereavement and loss, sexuality, sexual identity, trauma, abuse, mid-life transitions, personal development.

Q. What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

A. There are many similarities between counselling and psychotherapy - both seek to create a helping relationship in which the client can find inner resources for dealing with their difficulties without judgement and finding ways of living more effectively with a greater sense of well being.   Counselling is often used to describe shorter term therapy, perhaps focusing on a particular issue.  Psychotherapy usually describes a longer term, in-depth process, exploring and making sense of patterns from the past that are restricting the client's present way of being.

Q. Can I use my private health insurance to pay for counselling or psychotherapy?

A. This is possible - please check your policy cover with your provider. Anna Is a BUPA recognised therapist.

Q. Do you prescribe medication?

A. No, however we can refer you to a GP.

Q. How to you set your fees?

A. Primarily you are paying for a qualified, experienced and competent professional, whose commitment to offering you the best possible standard of care brings with it a cost base that includes continued professional development, clinical supervision and other costs associated with meeting the requirements of leading professional bodies.  In addition, you have the benefit of meeting with your therapist in a consulting room that offers you a private and comfortable environment, in an accessible location.