© 2018 by Emile Perkins


What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

There is no clear divide between these. Counselling is generally once a week, lasts between 8-12 weeks, and geared towards a single problem. Psychotherapy is once or twice a week, the work is more in-depth, may involve multiple problems, and last for months or years. 


What type of therapist are you?

I am a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist. Like psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the aim is to unravel, experience and understand deep feelings or memories which may be difficult to bear. It calls into light how we cope with the difficulties we face, and if those mechanisms, such as avoidance, projection or dissociation, help or hinder. 


How much does it cost?

My fee is £55 for a fifty minute session, and is representative of my experience across education, healthcare and research.


How do I make an appointment?

Click here to go to my Contact page. Typically I respond within 24 hours, and am able to find a time within a week.


Is what we talk about confidential?

Yes. What we discuss is treated as highly confidential. I follow the ethical guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). It may be necessary to liaise with your doctor at times of high risk, however this will be with your permission first.


Can my child see you for therapy?

There's quite a lot in this question to think about. Are they likely to be curious about therapy and engage with it? Having worked in a school in the past, I am able to see children between 11-18 years.I would encourage a concerned parent to get in touch.




Supportive organisations: 

                                                                                  0845 30300900


NHS leaflets: web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp

SAD - www.studentsagainstdepression.org/self-help

Apps: Headspace; Talkspace; Happify; and Calm.

Have you spoken to your GP? Would it better to call 111, or 999 if it's an emergency?