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?

 

At the moment I am offering online counselling via the videoconferencing platforms Zoom or Skype. Sessions are usually one hour long. We will book a slot at the same time every week, that will be just for you.

Please note that, as a counsellor & psychotherapist in training, I am under supervision. My sessions need to be recorded for the purposes of supervision and all information is kept secure and confidential. In light of this, I am offering low-cost sessions.

 

My fees are based on a sliding scale from £25 to £40, depending on what you can afford. 

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, which means that I like to offer you a review of the work we have done together every 6 sessions to discuss your progress and establish future courses of action.

 

 

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

 

Please get in touch via email at bristenamantu@gmail.com or call directly to my UK number +44(0)7463428999.

 

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:

 

Cancellations up to 48 hrs are fully refundable. Cancellations up to 24hrs are half-refundable. Cancellations on the day are acceptable only in emergency situations.