Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions will I need?
People work with me for varying numbers of sessions.
Some people feel that just one, or a few sessions feels useful, and others feel that it is more beneficial to work with me for a longer period of time. It is also possible for you to arrange either a one-off, or weekly, fortnightly or monthly appointment schedules.
We will explore options for the frequency/duration of the therapy collaboratively, during our work together.
Will you offer sessions to my child?
If it is your child who is experiencing difficulties, I will work with you as parents alone. As parents, you are the most important people in your child's life - and I want to keep it that way. In my experience, there is infinitely more possibility of effective, sustainable positive change (for children) by offering psychology services to their parents, rather than to children themselves.
Do you bill through insurance companies?
No, I do not bill through medical insurance companies. I very deliberately approach your mental and emotion health from a 'wellness' perspective, not from an 'illness' perspective - And this distinction matters:
Insurance companies use 'illness' language, and indeed they often require therapy/coaching to be described in this way, for them to agree to cover the costs (e.g. The language they use will imply that you to have a 'disorder', 'diagnosis', or 'condition' that they describe as needing 'treatment from' or 'fixing by' a psychologist). In my extensive experience, basing your relationship with a psychologist on a framework using this language both disempowers you from feeling able to make positive changes in your own life, and is very likely to make it harder for you to experience long-term positive change.