Q) How many sessions will I need?
A) My aim is to help you reach realistic goals as soon as you can. Generally people have between 8 and 15 sessions of therapy, some have fewer and some have many more. This is dependent on many individual factors that will be discussed after your assessment sessions.
Q) How much do the sessions cost?
A) Sessions cost £60
They also cost your time and commitment, so be as generous as you can.
Payment can be made by cheque, cash or by bank transfer.
Q) When do I pay?
A) You pay for your sessions at the end of each session.
Q) Do you have a cancellation policy?
A) Yes. Where possible please provide 48 hours notice for an appointment you need to cancel, this way your time slot may be offered to someone else. You are expected to pay in full for missed or cancelled sessions if less that 24 hours notice is given.
Q) How long is each session?
A) The length of a standard session is 50 minutes. You may need a 90 minute session sometimes which will be discussed.
Q) How frequent do the sessions need to be?
A) I see people either weekly or fortnightly but in order to support you most effectively, the sessions must be regular. I also see some clients monthly as maintenance.
Q) Will I/we be asked to do sexual things in front of the therapist?
A) No you will not. Tasks may be set for you as an individual or as a couple to practice but you will do these in the comfort of your own home between therapy sessions.
Q) How effective is sex therapy?
A) There is much research evidence available as to the effectiveness of sex therapy. If you are committed to making progress, then you will. This work can be quite challenging but the results are worth it.
Q) Is there parking available?
A) Yes. There is free parking available at my premises.
Q) Do you have toilet facilities?
A) Not readily, please bear this in mind and utilise your facilities before you attend.
Q) Do I need to be aware of technical language or the ‘correct terms’ for aspects relating to my attendance?
A) No you don’t. I would hope that you find me very down to earth and are able to speak freely about what is happening for you. I will always check your understanding of specific tasks, to ensure you know what is expected of you.
Q) Is sex therapy a terribly serious business?
A) Due to the wide range of presenting issues and the impact they may have on your relationships, this work is carried out with great care and professionalism. However, sometimes, where appropriate it may be extremely beneficial to acknowledge the humour within a situation, to enable individuals and couples the freedom to experience some fun once more in their intimate relationships.