Questions & Answers
Who do I work with?
I exclusively work with women from all walks of life, between the age ranges of 16-80+.
Individual therapy or attending a Truly Nourished Feeling course – which one is for me?
It’s a very personal decision. Some women thrive in a group setting, while others might know already that they hold back and find it difficult to show their true colours. The course allows you to find common ground as well as differences amongst your peers, share your story and show your vulnerable side in the company of other like-minded women as you grow and transform together. You may also find a support network naturally occurs for you through meeting the other women in the group.
When it comes to individual therapy, in a private space the attention is exclusively on you and makes for a different kind of intimacy. Some women choose personal therapy as it gives them a rare opportunity to concentrate exclusively on their issues and it’s all about them for a change. You don’t have to share me with anyone else, and you will have my undivided consideration.
Sometimes a client may begin seeing me on a one-to-one basis and after some time may decide she wants to go on one of my courses. If this happens, we then cease individual therapy so she can start the group course – we never do both simultaneously. Once the course has finished if she would like to resume personal therapy then this is also an option.
Why do people come to see me?
I see a lot of women who enter therapy having given up trying to win their battle with their weight and relationship with food and who want to try a different strategy in order to gain some higher ground.
They may also be experiencing other issues such as in their relationship(s), stress, anxiety, depression, PND, low self-esteem, exhaustion, life-crisis or don’t have a sense of who they really are or what direction they want to take next in terms of their life purpose.
What sorts of issues can I help with?
In addition to the issues mentioned above, more generally I support women to find out who they really are, what they really want, and together we go on a journey where they can begin to make subtle changes to bring about lasting transformation in their life.
What happens in the therapy room?
The first session I will ask you to describe what has brought you in to therapy and what you want to achieve from it. I then run through a brief list of questions that cover the following: significant life events from birth up until today, your family, your social network, what you do for a living and about your general physical health.
I can then decide whether I am the right therapist for you, and we can discuss as to the frequency and length of time we might work together. In most cases we will agree to see one another on a weekly basis for 6-weeks, where we can then review and decide what to do next.
How long do people stay?
This of course differs from person to person, but generally people come to see me for at least 6 months. In order for change and transformation from old habits to blossom, the brain needs to re-wire itself. Having a therapist gives you that support, vital encouragement and safe space to grow your new self from.
What times do you work?
I see my one:one clients during the mornings Monday - Friday. My earliest slot available is 8.30-9.20am and last is 11.30-12.20pm.
Truly Nourished Feeling/ 9-week course
I run a 9-week course four times per year: they feature on a Friday morning 9.30am-12pm. It is a closed group made up of myself and 3 female participants.
Do you offer appointments via Skype?
Yes I do work through Skype provided that this is in the best interests of you the client, and subject to the initial consultation.
What is expected of me as the client?
There are no expectations as such other than you try and show up for your session-after all this is in your best interests. If you are unable to make your session for some reason I will always try and reschedule in the same week. If however this is not possible then you will be charged for your missed session.
How do people make an appointment with me?
Either schedule a free 20-minute appointment through the online calendar booking form or complete a contact form outlining the best time to contact you and we can schedule an appointment.
How much do I charge?
Individual therapy is £60 per 50-minute session. I offer an initial free 20-minute consultation over the phone or via Skype.
What happens if you don’t have any spaces left?
You are welcome to join my Waiting List, and I will be in touch as soon as a space becomes available.
How else can you help me?
I have a free online course. You can register here: https://www.harmonypractice.com