How does therapy work?
If you haven't accessed therapy in the past you may have some questions about therapy. You can find information regarding the different types of therapy I offer on the Therapy Options page. Below are a few of the more common questions I'm often asked. Likewise, if you have any other questions that aren't answered here, please click on Contact James and I will reply as soon as I can.
How much does it cost?
Generally the cost of therapy is £40 per session (for Video, Face to Face, VoIP and Instant Messaging). Email therapy is charged at £20 per substantive reply. I offer a limited number of concessionary places at £20 per session, and have a transparent pricing structure - for details of this, please click here.
How many sessions will I need?
This is a difficult question - some people need just a few sessions, perhaps 6 (or fewer!). Some people can benefit from longer term therapy, which could take place over the course of years. Some people prefer to have blocks of therapy - say 6 or 12 sessions - then take a 6 month break before returning. For a more detailed look at the number of sessions you might benefit from, please click here.
Is online therapy right for me?
You can look at the Therapy Options page to explore which mode of therapy might best suit you. However, there are additional considerations for the therapist. Whilst I'm confident in working with people with on enormous range of issues, I have an ethical duty to help clients keep safe. Some clients have additional support needs that makes this impossible through online working. You can find out more about your suitability for online therapy by clicking here.
What therapy issues do you work with?
I have a great deal of experience in a wide range of issues, from depression and anxiety to stress at work and difficulties in relationships. For a more in depth look at the different issues I work with, please click here.