When you decide to make contact...
for the first time, my suggestion is that you have had a good read of this site first; make yourself aware of what working with me might mean and look closely at the copy contract form. This form will give you a good idea as to what information I will need from you prior to our first face to face appointment.
If it is helpful TO YOU I will make home visits, I would only ask you to guarantee a quiet place where we can work free from distraction.
OK, I suggest you now navigate your way around the site and have a look at whatever might help you to decide that working with me will suit you ...
When you get in touch with me, this is not an obligation on your part to become my client, nor on mine to accept you as a client - I will explain this to you, should the need arise.
I guess, having found this site, that you've probably arrived with some questions? Since that is the case I'll be happy to try to provide some answers - however, they can only be general answers to the questions I think you may have in mind.
When you've read a bit further, you'll feel confident enough to either email me or give me a call and we can discuss specifics around what you need from me to make the changes you're going to make.
Question. What's the for all bit in the website title about? That's a simple question to answer ...
Answer. I passionately believe that access to therapy is not only for those who have money to spare, or who can jump the queue in the NHS - although I doubt such a thing is possible. In these difficult times it isn't only the middle-classes or those with well-paid jobs who suffer, or have a right to seek or get help with mental health issues.
Believe it or not, but mental-health issues will affect more people than you'd ever guess were struggling. What people let you see on the outside is not always a good indicator of what is going on, on the inside.
One adult in four will have a diagnosable mental-health issue which will affect their well-being in any one year AND one adult in six will have an issue at some time in their lives... click here to see the figures.
For whatever reasons, and there are many, the NHS has huge waiting lists for clients wanting access to mental-health support as do many private providers and charities. Some unscrupulous folk know this and, in some cases, will charge premium prices to desperate clients. My usual fees are around £50 per hour (including travel time / fuel) and because I work from a solution focus brief therapy standpoint, I don't expect you to need more than four to six sessions (You will, however get as many sessions as you need, and not one more).
Question. Can those who are unemployed or on other benefits, or on a limited income, access help from me?
Answer. Definitely. You will will be asked to make a contribution towards my professional fees, according to your ability to make such a contribution. I feel this is fair and takes into account everyone's needs
Question. Why have I mentioned this on my home page?
Answer. So that those in need are not put off from asking for help by their financial circumstances - and so that everyone reading this knows I have nothing to hide when it comes to fees, and fees aren't buried deep in the site, only to come as a shock later.
If you need help, ask.
Payment can be made via Paypal, using any of the cards in the logo below - you can do this by email, I will give you an email address when we begin to work together - just click on the PayPal sign to be taken through to the site. Cheques and cash are also fine.