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FAQs

Here are the answers to some commonly-asked questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact me and I will get back to you within 48 hours.

What type of concern or issue can you work with?

Stress lies at the root of a great many challenges, both emotional and physical. So you may be bringing, for example, persistent aches and pains, eating disorders, insomnia, migraines, skin disorders, low self esteem, high anxiety, conflict and anger, addictions, depression, sexual dysfunction, lack of confidence, life transitions, exhaustion or physical symptoms with a possible psychosomatic component.

Where do the sessions take place?
At my consulting room in Notting Hill, west London, or at other locations (such as your business premises) by arrangement.

What time of day can I arrange to come?
Time slots are available from 7.30 am through to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday. Weekend sessions can be set up in appropriate circumstances.

How long is a session?
50 minutes, though we may agree a different duration if it works better for you.

How much does a session cost?
My standard fee is £90 per session, though I have some slots available for low cost concessions. Fees for corporate clients, or multiple-session payment arrangements, are available on request.

How do I pay you?
You can pay by cash, cheque or PayPal or by making a direct transfer from your bank to mine.

Is whatever we discuss confidential?
Yes.

How often will I need to come?
We usually start with weekly sessions, and may move to fortnightly. Other arrangements are sometimes appropriate – we can discuss that.

How long will the work last for?
Some people get what they need in just a few sessions, whereas many people find it useful to work over a longer period of time. It is very individual, and is between the two of us to decide.

Is touch or movement involved?
It depends how we decide to work, what is best suited to your needs and what your preferences are. I am a fully qualified Alexander Technique teacher and use that method with some clients, whereas with other clients there is no touch or movement, but we sit face-to-face in chairs as in normal coaching or psychotherapy. We may use a combination of methods and tools. We will discuss your preferences when we meet and, from time to time, as your work progresses.

You mention Alexander Technique, but surely that is about improving my posture?
This is based on a common misreading of F.M. Alexander. Particularly in his later works (such as Use of the Self) he showed that he was primarily concerned with a quality of consciousness called inhibition or non-reactivity. The Alexander Technique concerns itself not with posture or shape but with our biochemical-postural-emotional-imaginative realities. For more, click here