Bookings, Hours & Fees
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Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!
Location & Hours of Practice:
Regular hours 9.30am – 6.30pm,
Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Thursdays.
Limited Ad Hoc evening slots,
Standard Rates only.
Most sessions are 1 or 1.5 hours, at the same day / time weekly or fortnightly.
Single “ad hoc” sessions available,
more details below.
Please note the page below is about booking individual sessions (i.e. working one to one with me). I also offer some group workshops with colleagues: to find out about these please go to my Workshops & Events page and then email me to enquire about the group you are interested in.
How to Get Started:
After reading this page, you are welcome to get in touch ideally using the individual session enquiry form linked to below.
The first step towards sessions is via a 1 hour Orientation Session (£60). When I have new slots available in my practice, I contact the waiting pool and arrange Orientation Sessions.
The Orientation Session contains:
- Space to talk about your reasons for seeking sessions.
- Space for you to ask questions about the kinds of therapy offered.
- Space for me to make further enquiries, to better assess if I am the right practitioner for your needs.
- An introductory experience of somatic or systemic process work tailored to your enquiry.
- The Orientation session helps you asses if you want to undertake further work with me.
NB: Waiting times vary, please read on to the bottom of this page
for more information about the waiting pool.
Fees For Individual In-Person & Online Sessions:
1 hour £110 / 1.5 hours £165
1 hour £90 / 1.5 hours £135
1 hour £70 / 1.5 hours £105
1 hour £50 / 1.5 hours £75
Current rates were implemented in August 2023 and will be revised every year. Standard rates reflect the value of the work offered, concessionary rates reflect the underpinning values of the practice.
I mostly see people on a weekly or fortnightly basis, either for 1 or 1.5 hours. Length of stay ranges from short term work (c. 6 sessions) through to long term work (1+ years), though I tend to prioritise longer pieces of work for regular bookings.
Ad Hoc / Single Standalone Sessions:
Single standalone sessions also have their value – where they are well aligned with the presenting issues and needs of the client.
Opportunities for standalone sessions are created when regular clients take a holiday, I also keep a number of slots vacant for my ad hoc bookers. Most weeks I offer one evening ad hoc session (at Standard Rates only).
Ad hoc spaces are booked via an online booking system, which shows all available spaces in my practice for the next 8 weeks. I limit the number of ad hoc bookers in my practice so that there is not excessive competition for spaces.
NB: there is a waiting list to gain access to both regular AND ad hoc bookings,
please scroll to the bottom for more information about the waiting pool.
All Session Requests:
- When allocating ALL spaces I look for a good match between: presenting issues, type of therapy sought, my experience and qualifications and a realistic time frame.
- Wait times vary and reflect demographic factors beyond my control: concessionary rate places have the longest waiting times, higher rate places have the shortest.
How do I Choose Which Rate to Opt For?
If you are not certain which rate to opt for, please read this Rates Guidelines page which offers information about:
- A definition of low, median and higher earnings.
- Additional factors that impact your financial situation.
- Who I prioritise serving with concessionary rates, based on my own competencies, skills and experience.
The Waiting Pool for Individual Sessions:
My one to one practice is generally full with a “pool” of people waiting to access individual session spaces. I call it a pool rather than a list or a queue as spaces are not allocated on a first come first served basis, they are allocated as follows:
- What are you looking for and does it match with what’s available? E.g. if you want ad hoc bookings, you can’t take up a regular (weekly or fortnightly) slot. If you are looking for a regular slot, are you free at the time which is available?
- What length of work are you willing to commit to? For regular slots I prioritise the intention towards longer term work (e.g. 6+ months).
- Where your intention is towards shorter term work than 6 months, I suggest waiting to become ad hoc booker: when an ad hoc booker completes their work I add someone new, so that there is not excessive competition for spaces.
- Unfortunately due to demographic factors beyond my control, waiting times vary and are longest for lower income and bursary rate places. Consider googling “free psychotherapy network” or “low cost therapy” for more options, if that is appropriate to your needs.
- A good fit for the work that I offer: sometimes a few people could take up a slot that comes available. In these circumstances I prioritise the best fit for the unique combination of skills and modalities that I offer.
With all this considered, it is unfortunately impossible for me to say how long it may take to allocate you a space, please prioritise your wellbeing by beginning therapy with someone else if needed.
If you want to go ahead and receive waiting pool emails please let me know by completing the individual session enquiry form (see the purple buttons below). Waiting pool emails are a singular mail-shot which ONLY lists available spaces, sent out a few times a year (i.e. it is not the same as my regular mailing list, which tells you about workshops and general developments in my work).
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are sessions?
- If you see me weekly - I recommend 1 hour - but some people prefer 1.5 hours.
- If you see me fortnightly - I recommend a 1.5 hour session - but some people prefer (or can only afford) 1 hour.
- For single standalone sessions - I recommend 1.5 hours - but some people prefer 1 hour.
- Longer sessions are availble by negotiation.
How many sessions do I need to have?
- I mostly work with people across more substantial periods of time, with a recurring session slot weekly or fortnightly. This has the benefit of building a strong relational container through which we can safely access deeper material for transformation.
- A programme of work might combine both in person and online sessions: you can move flexibly between them within the same recurring session slot.
- In longer ongoing work I often interchangeably use several modalities, in partnership and negotiation with your needs as they change.
- Some people really benefit from a single standalone session or a very short series. This works well for illuminating a single issue or question. Single sessions are generally most appropriate for a Family Constellation or an educational piece.
- Single sessions don't allow for building a container of relationship to facilitate attachment healing ruptures and repair. Healing your inner child / trauma sensitive breathwork / Transforming Touch: all benefit from an ongoing container of relationship to be effective.
How do I know which therapy to choose?
Sometimes which therapy to use is really clear. This maybe because you have experienced a range of healing modalities enabling you to be really clear about where to go next. Or it maybe because during the intake process, you offer a piece of information that makes it really clear to me which tool in my toolkit will be most useful to your enquiry.
Sometimes it is not so clear either to you or to me where to begin. This is where an orientation session is really useful as it gives you chance to experience some of the ways that I work. It also offers me more time to explore your enquiry in depth out of which I can make a recommendation for a plan of work.
What happens in a session?
This is a brief summary of what happens in each session type for your ease of comparison:
You will be asked to complete a family tree form prior to your session (this is optional). We will spend some time talking about your themes. We will then 'constellate' using your inner vision, floor markers or small figures. I will teach you how to do this so don't worry, I have several methods and there is a right one for everybody!
Where relevant I may ask you to complete a form requesting information about your birth. We will spend some time talking about your themes and then explore them more deeply by bringing attention to your body and your breath while you remain seated in your chair. Unlike other breathwork practices (e.g. holotropic) I don't use loud music and I don't ask you to lie down.
In an introductory session I will offer you a short teaching, so you can understand how transforming touch (and intentional touch) works. We will talk about your themes and collboratively identify the things you want to transform. I will describe to you the pattern of touch and ask your permission to continue. In an intro session, the transforming touch may last 15 - 20 mins. In subsequent sessions it may last as long as 40 minutes.
Transforming touch: you lie on a massage table - clothed - and under a blanket if you like. I place my hands for 1 - 6 minutes to connect with areas of your body such as your kidney adrenals or brainstem. This is called the 7 point protocol. In time we will add 'enhancements' to this, which may include guided movements relating to primitive reflexe integration.
Transforming intentional touch: we move through the 7 point protocol and any enhancements 'intentionally'. I don't touch you, but guide the process with my voice. E.g. "I am bringing my attention now to support your kidney adrenals".
Throughout the whole process - you may opt to remain silent or continue to talk and share what is emerging for you. I will engage with the process as it unfolds for you, bringing guideance and support.
When learning online as an individual you will be taught solo embodied practices such as Awaken the Hands and Wheel of Consent theory too. For a description of in person sessions that include touch, please see the section Touch and Consent below. Please note that whilst these sessions include touch and discussions about desire, they do not include unclothed or sexual touch.
My work with practitioners is a mixture of practical guidance and transformational enquiry, to unite what you do best with those whom you best serve. We can use constellations or breathwork to transform blocks in your working life. Or I can guide you to develop your own branding and website, so sessions will be much more practically orientated e.g. developing design and logo, writing copy, learning how to DIY your own website.
Touch and Consent
Elements of my work may include touch - here is a summary of when / where / how:
- Family Constellations - the only / most likely kind of touch is hand on your shoulder to support regulation, or to embody the supportive presence of an element of the constellation. I will make a simple request or statement first.
- Trauma Sensitive Breathwork - my baseline is to begin with seated sessions where any touch comes from your own hands, e.g. a hand on your chest or your stomache to feel the movement of your breath. Breath coaching in subsequent sessions may include more touch. e.g. my hands on the back and front of your chest so you can breathe and feel the space in between.
- TEB: transforming touch follows a specific protocol that is described to you before beginning, touch follows a permission request.
- The Wheel of Consent Sessions - receiving clothed non sexual touch, either seated or on a massage table, maybe part of this work. From Dr. Betty Martins website, here is a video of how the seated touch would look (take / allow dynamic), and here is what the table work would look like.
Mixed Modality Sessions:
Some people approach my work clearly wanting to experience just one area of it. Others are drawn to my work because of the range of approaches that I use and sessions may be mixed modality.
Either way, how I approach sessions is strongly influenced by a Pluralistic approach that celebrates diversity. I understand that therapy is most effective when it takes account of your preferences and that an effective therapeutic relationship is characterised by collaboration, caring and trust.
The Somatic Therapy Studio is accessed via one flight of stairs, as is the venues that I use for in-person workshops. It is a high priority for me to move all of my work to a wheelchair accessible space but unfortunately at this time, all in-person work is not wheelchair accessible.
I continue looking for accessible venues but unfortunately - at present - they are not compatible with my accessible pricing policy.
I have experience of offering somatic and systemic work (both online and in-person), across a range of client neurodivergence and disabilities. I integrate social models of disability throughout my work and am willing to be called in (or out) on my blindspots, though I do my best to make sure you don't have to do that too often.
If you have access needs, please let me know in the intake form and we can discuss if and how I am able to meet them. Here are the areas of experience in my work:
- Sensory Processing Disorder / Issues
- Wheelchair users (online)
- Hard of Hearing
- ME / CFS
- Advance stage MS
How do I know you are a safe and ethical practitioner?
Safety Frameworks in Practice
I have regular supervision with DK Green Psychotherapy, I hold public liability insurance with BGI UK. I am a member of ASIS and uphold it's code of ethics, it also has a complaints process. You can see exactly what I studied and with whom, by reading my training and experience page.
Other memberships: I am part of closed regularly meeting, peer support and suppervision practitioner circle. We are called Plurilium and consist of 5 practitioners. Focus keywords of our discussions include consent, ethics, nervous system awareness, community accountability, GSRD & LGBTQIA+ practice.
When undertaking superivison, care is taken to not give details that would reveal your identity. In the rare event that my supervisor were to recognise a client via details given, the conversation would be drawn to a close and I would take that casework elsewhere.
Here are some important areas of the ASIS code of ethics:
Section 1 and 3:
You can expect me to behave in a professional manner, to conduct responsible relationships with a care to do no harm. You can expect me to be reliable in agreements forged. I recognise the importance of consent and provide a range of options for you, from which you can elect to chose to best serve your growth. At no time will you be required or coerced to participate in any activity, event or exercise.
Section 5 a-f:
Sessions are client centered and clients' boundaries are of primary importance. I understand the imbalance of power between practitioners and clients or students. I hold a care not to use that power imbalance for exploitation of any kind. Sessions are not a vehicle by which romantic sexual connection is fulfilled, either my own or that of my clients. I do not have any sexual connection with clients outside of sessions.
Please see also what happens in a session.
Your data and privacy
A disclaimer, please read:
In booking a session you understand and agree to the following:
None of the work I undertake has a scientific or medical evidence base. Whilst every effort has been made to create a safe environment for you, you also agree to undertake this work at your own risk. You agree to be reponsible for your own wellbeing, including checking in advance with suitable practitioners if this work is suitable for you. This might include:
- Your medical practitioner / GP / doctor
- Any psychiatric or mental health practitioners you are under the care of
If you are booking from the USA:
The definition of "therapy" used on this website accords with the common language usage of that term in the UK. Therapy in the UK denotes a rande of holistic practices that support people to experience greater well-being.