Some clients are aware of what is going on and want to make changes, others will feel the increased pressure building, this happens with PTSD; almost helpless with outbursts becoming stronger and more frequent so they cause anxiety. Whilst at the other end of the spectrum others are forced into therapy when one day things go to far and intervention are the only option.
There is no right or wrong time to start therapy. But there will become a point when the risk of an outburst will threaten what we care about and love so much that we make the step into therapy.
I think of the therapeutic journey of similar to a road trip. Even without travel anxiety, if it is a long trip, you might pack a drink and a few essentials, a coat, spade if it is snowing, a snack. In counselling the therapist will make sure we have the essentials to keep you safe enough for the journey, especially watching out for any PTSD triggers. We then set the sat nav destiny and press go. As you may have found with most electronic routing apps, you can come off at the wrong junction, take a back road or the main road, it won't matter. The google maps will keep you on track for the end goal. Therapy is like that too. Your therapist is trained to pick up the themes of your work regardless of if you choose to bring past, present or future topics.
Clients present with all sorts of symptoms for example PTSD, depression, irritability, loss of interest, numbing, decreased concentration, insomnia, emotional overwhelm, hopelessness, shame and worthlessness, loss of memories, mistrust, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, inability to tolerate uncertainty, low self confidence, substance abuse, disordered eating, self destructive behaviours or indecision. For the client suck in the midst of symptoms it can often feel difficult to work out where these symptoms have come from.
Often there is a big 'T' or small 't' trauma lurking in the background which requires a bit of help to settle.
Initial phone call
If needed up to 20 minutes free of charge either, daytime, evening or weekend
First 60 minute session
£40 daytime £45 evening for your initial first hour, no pressure, suss therapy out
After that it is up to you.
There is no pressure about ongoing payment commitments or contracts.
You can pay as you go.
Book what you need, when you need it.
I usually recommend a few sessions to be held weekly just so we get to know each other. Especially when treating PTSD. But after that, some clients prefer fortnightly, others might need twice a week in a crisis.
Pay as you go
£55 if paid on the day.
If transferred 48 hrs in advance:
£40 before 3pm
£45 after 3pm
Sessions paid Monthly
Paid in advance (4 weeks £40 = £160) can be refunded if not used.
Payments made 24 hours AFTER the booked session - charged at £60.
Reduced Fee Counselling
There are very few trauma trained counsellors in Wiltshire and in an attempt to ensure we have more in years to come I am offering placements to counsellors in their graduation year.
If you would like therapy but are put off by the price, I would be happy to source you an appropriate student counsellor to work with, at a very basic fee to cover insurance and costs. Let me know.
Single Missed Session with notice
Cancelled & acknowledged providing 48 hours notice £0 (where possible you will be offered a chance to reschedule later that week although this can not always be guaranteed)
Single Missed Session
All other cancellations / missed sessions charged at £40 unless otherwise agreed.
It is not always possible to reschedule sessions cancelled at short notice. Charges above assume payment will be made within 24 hours of the session date..
Payment can be made by bank transfer before the session.
Prices & availability reviewed & brought in line with market rates regularly. Last reviewed October 2019.