Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do we begin counselling / psychotherapy?

 

     

     We will book an initial consultation session which will enable us to get to know each other, explore your issues and establish whether we are well matched to work together. It is important that you feel comfortable with your choice of counsellor / psychotherapist, so this initial session will help you get a feel for how we could work together.

 

     I will ask a series of questions to understand a little bit about your issue, personality, background and life context. You will have the opportunity to raise any concerns or questions. I will take the time to explain my approach and how I think I can help you solve your issue or, alternatively, recommend other courses of action based on your particular situation.

2. How do we meet, how long is a session and how much does it cost?

 

     I am offering online counselling and psychotherapy via the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Sessions last one hour. We will book a slot at the same time every week, that will be just for you.

     Please note that, as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist in training, I am under ongoing supervision with accredited supervisors. All information is kept secure and confidential. 

     My current rate is £50 per weekly session. Payment can be made either via Paypal or bank transfer before each session is scheduled.  

 

 

3. How long does psychosynthesis counselling / psychotherapy last?

 

     There are no set timeframes for counselling / psychotherapy. I offer short-term, medium-term and long-term work, based on your individual needs. It is important to clearly assess your situation in order to get a picture of the necessary length of treatment.

 

     I work in blocks of 6 sessions, offerings regular reviews of the work where we discuss your progress and establish future courses of action.

 

 

4. How do I book an appointment? How do cancellations work?

 

     The best way to get in touch is via email at bristenamantu@gmail.com.

     Alternatively, please fill in the contact form below. I aim to respond to you within 24-48 hrs.

​     Please note my cancellation policy will be discussed in more detail in the first consultation session, but here are the basic requirements:

 

     I require notice of cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of our sessions. For cancellations within 48 hours (excluding emergency cases beyond the individual's control), as a sole trader in private practice, I require a cancellation fee of a full session price.