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Practical Information

Fees

 

Initial consultation, 1 hour - £30 

All other appointments

In person sessions are 1 hour - £50 

Online sessions 50 minutes - £50

If the full fee is not currently affordable for you, please let me know when you make your initial enquiry so we can discuss this prior to our first meeting. I keep a number of appointments for clients who require a concessionary rate, but these may not always be available. 

Payments are due on the day of each appointment, and can be made by cash or bank transfer.

Appointment times

These are my usual private practice hours. 

  • In person  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 7am - 2pm

  • Online  Wednesday 4:30 to 8:30pm

  • Saturday - Available once or twice per month 7am - 12pm

Location & Accessibility

My therapy space is located near Newport city center. Access is via one flight of stairs. Free parking available nearby in the same street. By car I am a few minutes from Junction 25 of the M4. The railway station is approximately 1 mile away, with regular services from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Chepstow, Abergavenny, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham. 

 

 

 

 

 

Therapy Options

When it comes to how long we work together for, the decision is yours. Most of my work is with those who are seeking more in-depth therapy over longer periods (4 months +). This is usually described as 'open-ended', or 'ongoing'. In this instance we reflect upon our work together as we go along, and keep an eye on when the right time to conclude therapy might be. Although the intention is that the sessions are useful to you from the start, this form of psychotherapy is focussed towards creating lasting healing and change, which is a process that occurs over time.

Some people will be well served by some short-term work up to 12 sessions, and this is also something I offer.

 

Therapy sessions are typically held weekly, but I do work with some people fortnightly. It is preferable to aim for as much consistency as possible with the timing of sessions, but if you have a changing schedule (perhaps due to work, or study), I may be able to accomodate this.

 

Alternative Option

 

Monthly meetings (1.5, or 2 hours - £75/£100)

For those who do not need the frequency of regular psychotherapy sessions, I can offer ongoing monthly meetings to 'check in', explore your own creative path, give attention to dreams, or other related areas. This can be a particularly useful option for those who would like to work together in person, but live further afield. It is essential that you are willing to use art materials for at least part of these sessions. ​We would first meet for an initial consultation (1 hour, £25) before deciding upon regular meetings.

Beginning therapy

Our first meeting — the initial consultation — is held either in person, or online, depending on which format your therapy is to be in. This is an invitation to begin thinking together about the possibility of therapy, and we can consider these areas...

  • The main themes that you would like to explore and address.

  • Your ideas about psychotherapy, and how you would like it to be of benefit. 

  • Why now? What is significant for you about the timing of beginning therapy? 

This meeting will help you to get a sense of whether we will be a good fit for working together in a constructive way. If we are both agreed that continuing therapy could be beneficial for you, we can plan for further appointments, but there will be no pressure to do so. 

Following the initial appointment I usually suggest committing to 3 sessions to get a sense for what it is like, and how the routine of it feels, before deciding whether or not to continue beyond that. 

Professional practice 

  • The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are the regulatory body for Art Psychotherapists in the U.K. My registration number is AS14739. I abide by their code of conduct and ethics, and standards of professional practice.

  • I engage in regular clinical supervision with a suitably qualified and experienced psychotherapist.

  • I hold the required level of professional indemnity insurance.

  • I do not begin work with a new client unless I feel that my knowledge, skills, and experience are appropriate for the presenting concerns. 

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Newport therapy space
Newport therapy space

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