Private Therapy FAQs

Mindwell Matters has one purpose - to demonstrably improve the mental wellbeing of everyone we engage with and support.

What can we offer you?

Most frequent questions and answers

What type of therapy is it?

There are many different approaches to therapy. I have trained in Person-Centred Approach (PCA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Focus Oriented Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, CAMS – Clinical Assessment and Management of Suicidality and Couples Counselling and am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), regularly attending additional courses covering a wide range of issues and approaches.
I work pluralistically, drawing from different approaches to meet your needs in a challenging but respectful manner, endeavouring to make theoretical knowledge relevant to you individually to help you understand and make positive change to your life.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Essentially, they are the same ‘talking therapies’. However, counselling tends to be shorter term, dealing with current problems such as stress, anxiety, loss, lack of focus and often includes practical coping strategies in addition to talking through the problem. Whereas, psychotherapy tends to be, but not necessarily, longer term, addressing deep-rooted issues such as self-worth, and may involve exploring early experiences. It may be the case when working through a current problem that deeper-rooted issues are uncovered. It is your choice whether you wish to work with and process those issues.

How much does it cost?

Your investment is £75 per 60 minute session OR
£420 for six pre-booked sessions
Payment can be made via BACS prior to the session.

Where do we meet?

You have a choice of meeting face-to-face at my practice room in Sale, via Zoom video conferencing or via telephone calls depending on your preference.

How many sessions will I/we need to have?

Each session lasts for one hour on a weekly basis, although some chose to have fortnightly sessions. However, it is not possible to pre-determine how many sessions you will need. There are no constraints on the number of sessions you have. Some need only a few sessions and others continue with sessions for many months. We will review our work together regularly and it depends on when you feel you have achieved what you want from therapy that we agree and plan an appropriate ending.