Frequently Asked Questions and TestimonialsHow does the process work?
An initial assessment is made with clients as to the issues they are bringing along, and what it is they want from the therapeutic process. We would then look at goals for treatment and have some thoughts as to how long the process may take for them.
What about confidentialty?
Clients details automatically stay confidentially with me unless someone is at risk of harm, especially a child.
How much does a session cost?
Relationship, PST and CBT sessions cost from £70 for the hour for individuals and £75 for couples, payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session. For overseas clients there is a fee of 95 Euros. Trauma work has been proven to reduce therapy sessions required and it's results last. Many clients utilise a mixture of regular and trauma based work to get the best results for them.
Where Paypal or BACS transactions are the preferred payment route, they are required to be paid in advance of the session itself
What is the frequency of sessions?
They are usually weekly but can be fortnightly dependent on a clients needs. Most clients attend from 6 to around 20 sessions. A one-off session is also available to talk through a particular concern a client may be carrying and not wish to share with family or friends
If a treatment plan is being worked through for sexual dysfunctions there may be monthly reviews included as the end point is being reached.
Are missed appointments/cancellations charged for?
48 hours notice are required to allow me to fill the missed sessions. Less of a notice period is charged for.
Do you provide reports and/or letters for clients?
Reports and letters are written on request at a charge of £100 and £30 respectively.
For 10 years I suffered with vaginismus. To find such an incredible person who is passionate about helping people like me with this condition is a rarity indeed. Not only has Jo managed to unscramble my brain, she helped me unlock and overcome anxiety I never knew I had. Sex was an impossibility for me before I came to Jo. Since my sessions I've managed to obtain a peaceful mind, find my soulmate and be as intimate as I like with him, and it feels amazing! Jo, who you have done for me is incredible and I cannot thank you enough, you're amazing at what you do and I'm really happy I came to you! Sammy
I never thought Therapy would be for me, but I knew I needed help. Google turned up Jo and she looked right. So I plucked up courage and gave her a call. She put me at ease straight away. The sessions were incredibly helpful and after a relatively short period of time, I found out who I am and why I am who I am. A very enlightening experience which has set me up for a positive future. Jo is a rare talent. R.T.
Before I entered into Therapy, I was at my wits end with everything. With Jo's help and expertise, however, I have been able to positively resurrect my life whilst acknowledging that feelings come and go. A pleasure to recommend to others! C.I.P.
Jo helped me to overcome Vaginismus - in a couple of sessions! I used to find it very difficult to have penetrative sex - it hurt as I froze and didn't know how to relax. With Jo's help I fully overcame the anxiety associated with penetrative sex. In fact, not only did I overcome the anxiety, I now enjoy penetrative sex. Thank you Jo!
My details are also shown on the BACP, EMDR (UK and Ireland) and COSRT therapist directories and the Counselling Directory, all to be found online.