Where I Work
I work in two locations close to Edinburgh City Centre, easily accessed by public transport, and with metered parking closeby.
There are stairs in both these venues. Please let me know in advance about any particular access requirements and if necessary we can explore alternative arrangements.
To arrange an initial appointment or to find out more, please contact me.
The Initial Consultation
After you contact me, we will arrange an initial consultation. The purpose of this is mutual, for me to find out about you, the issues that concern you and whether I think I can help, and for you to meet me and decide whether you want to work with me. We will also discuss the terms of business, and if we decide to go ahead we will set up a number of sessions, usually meeting weekly.
If I think another therapist or service might be more appropriate for you, I will discuss this with you and may offer you relevant information and contact details.
After the initial meeting we will agree about the issues you want to address. You may have clear objectives or our contract may be more exploratory. We will normally arrange a fixed number of sessions initially, usually meeting weekly for 50mins. These initial sessions may be sufficient or we may decide to continue meeting, for a fixed period or on an open-ended basis, always keeping the work under review to ensure it is helpful.
£55 per session (50 mins), including initial consultation. This is payable by cash or cheque at the appointment. I do not accept payment by card.
I take your privacy seriously. In order to communicate with you and to work effectively with you, I collect personal and sensitive information in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. I will not use this for any other purpose, will only share it with third parties in particular limited circumstances, and I will keep it securely and only for as long as is necessary.
Please be mindful in sending information by email, text or phone, that this may not be secure.
I require your contact details to communicate with you about working together, and arranging an initial appointment. If we do not proceed to work beyond this, I will delete your contact information and any notes one month after our last communication.
At initial consultation, in our discussions about working together, I will provide you with detailed information about the records I keep and your rights concerning these.