I offer a 20 minute introduction free of charge to answer any questions you may have about Art Psychotherapy and my approach.
How we start
I will invite you for a first meeting to develop an understanding of your reason for seeking help. It provides an opportunity to discuss your expectations about coming to therapy and what I can offer you as an Art Psychotherapist. You will also have the possibility to address any concerns or queries. It will be a mutual process of deciding whether Art Psychotherapy is appropriate for you. This might take more than one session. On rare occasions I may decide that I cannot offer you a service. If this is the case, I will explain why and advise you on alternatives.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and occur weekly at an agreed time. I will give you as much notice as possible of any breaks in therapy, e.g. during holidays. Please note if you arrive late you will still need to pay for the whole session and we will also have to finish on time.
The fee per session is £50 and can be paid by cash or bank transfer on the day of the appointment. If sessions are cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice or you do not attend, you will have to pay the full fee. If sessions are cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice than there will be no charge.
If you need to rearrange your session I will try to offer you an alternative if I can, but otherwise you will have to wait until the following week to be seen.
My practice is located at 9 Newton Place, G3 7PR, Glasgow. There is on-street parking available for £0.20/15min - free after 6pm. St. George's Cross subway and Charing Cross train station are in a +/-10 minute walking distance.
I offer sessions in English or Flemish/Dutch.
The content of sessions is confidential between us. I attend clinical supervision as part of my professional practice which requires me to discuss my work with my supervisor. This is done whilst insuring your anonymity. If you disclose risk of harm to yourself or someone else, I will have to inform an emergency contact or relevant professional. I will always put your interests first and I will discuss any sharing of information with you before doing so, unless it's an emergency.
It is important to have a ‘healthy degree of privacy’ for children and young people. Wherever possible, I will encourage and support children to communicate with their parents or caregivers but it is still up to them if they want to share anything. I will invite parents or caregivers to review the therapeutic work on a regular basis.
When you make any artwork during sessions, I will safely store your artwork in a lockable cupboard. It will be accessible to you during therapy. At the end of our work, you can decide to keep the artwork. If you do not wish to keep the artwork yourself I will have to dispose of it.