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Research has shown that therapy has the most positive outcomes when there is a good therapeutic alliance between a therapist andclient. 

A good therapeutic fit is paramount, and I believe it is important that my clients feel right about working with me, and equally, I feel I have the right skill set to ensure a client gets the best results and value for money out of the work.

This fit is something we can jointly determine in an initial session.


See my fees here



The initial individual session will be 50 minutes long and is charged at my usual rate (see above).

To secure the initial session it must be paid for in advance this can be done via BACS transfer to LA McCarthy, Acc No: 09158135, Sort Code: 09-01-29

To avoid interrupting others, please arrive promptly at your session at the start time and not earlier. I do not have a reception or waiting area to accommodate you if you arrive early.

The session will be 50 minutes long and begins from the start of the session time (if you arrive late, unfortunately I will not be able to run over).

In this initial session I will ask some administration questions to ensure I have all the background information to continue working together.  I will then ask you about what brings you to therapy and what is currently on your mind.

Towards the end of the session, we will agree together if we are happy to work together, what outcome of the therapy we will concentrate on, and if the work should be short-term (ten sessions), long-term (six months to one year), or open-ended.



PHONE: 07980 016507 *


* Due to the nature of my work, I can be difficult to reach by phone. For the fastest response, please email me.

When contacting me, to speed things along, please let me know what days and times works best for you for appointments and that you are seeking individual work.


After we have agreed to work together, our weekly sessions will be held at the same time and date each week and will be 50 minutes long. Your commitment to attending weekly sessions, on the same day each week is an important part of the way I work.


If a session cannot be attended one week's notice is required.

Unfortunately, sessions missed without one week's notice will be charged at my usual fee.

I will always try to find an alternative appointment time if you are unable to give one weeks notice but please note, my practice at times is busy, and re-scheduled appointments are not always possible.


In long term work, it is usual to expect 6-8 weeks a year when we are unable to meet because of holidays. Holidays should be agreed in advance as early as possible to allow us to discuss breaks in the work with plenty of time.

I do not charge for session times when I am away and offer up to a maximum of four weeks without charge a year when you are away.