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Psychotherapist

Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.

Frequently Asked Questions

The words that you speak become the house that you live in

Reasons to come to therapy
What if, one day, you wanted a different life? Or maybe you forever feel that you are not "good"enough? Maybe, a single person is missing from your life, and as a result, your whole world feels empty. You may have other reasons to come to therapy. You may find yourself flooded with emotions and weighed down by intrusive thoughts. Wanting to free yourself from these and find freedom, you may wish to talk.

Getting Started

What can I expect from an initial consultation?
During the initial consultation we discuss what help you are looking for and what your expectations are. I will let you know about my style of working and what we can address together. You will be able to ask any questions that might help you to determine whether we would be a good fit. If we both agree, then the next step would be to schedule an initial session.

What is expected of me as a client?
I expect you to arrive on time for sessions and feel able to let me know how therapy is going . To let me know what is working and what is unhelpful for you.

How often do we meet for therapy?
I meet with clients for a 50 minute session on a weekly basis. In brief therapy the contract is for 16 weeks. At the end of 16 weeks, clients have the option to move to an open ended contract. You should have a sense early in the therapy of whether the work is helping you move towards you goals. Goals may change or be extended at any stage during the therapy.

Can I cancel of reschedule my appointments?
Yes you can. I do ask for 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule appointments. I will try to reschedule for the same week if it is possible. For missed sessions with less that 48 hours notice, the full session fee will be charged.

What are your fees?
My rate is £120 per 50 minute session. Payment is usually by bank transfer.

Can I use my private medical insurance to pay?
It depends on your insurance plan. Not every company covers every therapist. I am registered with the BACP, so you would have to check with your insurance company to see if they are willing to reimburse you.

Do you offer reduced fees?
I offer a small number of slots at Headstrong Counselling in Fulham. None of these slots are free at the moment but I would encourage you to contact Headstrong if you are needing a low cost option for therapy.

Where are you located?
My office is located at Coda Studios, 198 Munster Road, SW65EE in Fulham, South West London. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Is there parking?
There is metered parking on the Munster Road and the adjacent streets.

How can I contact you?
If you have questions or would like to arrange a consultation then please call or text on my mobile, 07776235398, or email me on patrick@patrickralph.net





Quotes
"Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path" Zen

"The words that you speak become the house that you live in" Hafiz

"nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal" Albert Camus

"simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures" Lao TzuIn