How I practice

I work one-to-one and I see patients on a regular weekly basis in my consulting room in Central London.*

 

It is essential to arrange an assessment first, which will allow us to think together about your difficulties and about what kind of ongoing help, if any, you might need. 

 

Should we decide to work together, I will suggest a structure of our future mutual engagement. 

 

I follow the BPC's guideline to good practice and I take confidentiality very seriously. The contents of the therapy will remain strictly confidential and no personal information will be disclosed to a third party without your permission. Read my Privacy Policy here

 

* In this challenging times concerning Covid-19 pandemic, I offer psychotherapy remotely. Currently, I prioritise my low-fee places for the NHS staff. Please contact me to enquire. 

 

 

Why having an assessment?

Committing to psychodynamic psychotherapy without having a general assessment is unwise. This is not only because this form of psychotherapy may not be the most suitable treatment for you but also because meeting with your psychotherapist face to face is of vital importance: choosing a therapist whom you feel comfortable with is crucial for successful psychotherapy treatment.

 

The experience of the assessment should also give you an idea of how I practice and what you might expect from me. It is also an opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns that you might have before committing to this form of therapy. 

 

If I am not the right person, I will make sure that I connect you with someone who might be able to help you. 

 

The assessment lasts fifty minutes. However, if we both feel that we did not have enough time to agree on an ongoing treatment plan, I might suggest further explorative meetings. 

Cancellation Policy and Fees

Unless there are unforeseen circumstances, missed sessions or breaks at a time different to my own breaks are charged a full fee. This is because once I enter into an agreement to work with a patient, I commit myself to offer him/her a specific time during specific periods. This will be his/her time and no one else's. In other words, unless there are exceptional circumstances concerning both parties, I will not change that time or use it for other purposes.  

I practice on a sliding scale depending on personal circumstances and frequency of weekly sessions. Fees and all means of payment will be discussed and negotiated during the assessment.

I sometimes have a few low-fee places for people who cannot afford psychotherapy treatment. Please get in touch to enquire. 

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