Frequently Asked Questions Where are you based?
I work in Argyll & Bute at various locations including Dunoon, Lochgilphead and ObanHow do I book an appointment?
Just phone or email and I will arrange a date and time most suitable for you.
I'm available daily from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm How much does it cost?
The fee is £40- £60 per hour according to the nature of the therapy required and location How do I pay?
You can pay by cash or cheque each session. You can also arrange for me to invoice your organisation, solicitor or insurer if therapy is to be provided at their request.How many sessions will I need?
We decide together at your first session how many to arrange - usually around four to six sessions - and then we may decide on a session-to-session arrangement after that.
Sessions are usually weekly, but YOU decide when and how often.What if I can't make my appointment?
As long as you give at least 24 hours notice, we can usually reschedule. However any less notice or non-appearance has to be paid for.What does "confidential" mean?
Anything we discuss during the session stays there; I don't disclose any information to third parties without your consent. I have supervision of my work where some content of the sessions may be discussed but my clients’ identity is never revealed. My supervisors will also hold confidentiality. How long do sessions last?
Each session lasts one hour.What is EMDR? (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
EMDR has been developed through clinical research over the past 20 years to treat psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences, such as assault, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. EMDR is also used to treat complaints which are not necessarily trauma-related, such as panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, self-esteem issues and other anxiety-related disorders.
EMDR is normally used a part of a more familiar counselling or psychotherapy process and is not seen as a "quick fix" separate technique. I use EMDR alongside my other skills and experience as a therapist and counsellor to provide the most useful combination of support for each client