Matthew Harwood

Jungian Analysis, Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems

Frequently Asked Questions ….

+ WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

I charge £70 per 60 minutes. 

This applies whether you are coming for regular ongoing work, short term work, supervision or a one-off consultation.

If you are a therapy trainee there is a 10% discount.

 

+ DO YOU OFFER SESSIONS ONLINE OR ON THE PHONE?

Yes, provided you live too far away to come, I’m happy for us to work on Zoom or on the phone or on What’s App. And overseas clients are welcome.

+ HOW LONG WILL MY SESSIONS LAST?

Normally 60 minutes unless agreed otherwise.

+ HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION(S)?

Payment is per session – before or after, as you prefer.  If you are coming for a face-to-face session you can pay by cash or card.  If we work online you can pay by BACS, PAYPAL or International Bank Transfer.

+ DO YOU OFFER TRIAL SESSIONS?

Yes.  The first session is always regarded as being ‘trial’ on both sides.  This gives me a chance to see whether I think I can help, and it gives us both a chance to see whether the ‘fit’ between us feels right. There is no obligation to continue with further sessions if you do not wish to do so – this applies even if further sessions have been pre-booked.  But please note that the charge for the initial session is the same as for an ordinary session.

+ WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

For short-term clients and one-off consultations:-

  • 5 days notice or more …. no charge
  • 2-5 clear days notice …. half fee payable
  • Less than 2 clear days …. full fee payable

For ongoing regular clients:-

  • 5 days notice or more …. half fee payable
  • Less than 5 days notice … full fee payable
+ DO YOU HAVE FREE PARKING?

Yes, there is ample free parking.

+ DO YOU HAVE DISABLED ACCESS?

Regretfully no, as I am on the second floor and there is no lift.

+ DO YOU OFFER SUPERVISION?

Yes, but I only have a few places for supervision.  Please check.

+ WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH SHORT-TERM THERAPY?

Clients are sometimes doubtful about what can be achieved with short-term work of, say, 6 session. Of course I can’t promise a full Jungian Analysis in such a short term.  But by integrating my training as a Jungian with more modern styles of working such as Internal Family Systems and Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy I have been able to help many clients find their way to resolve single-issue problems or take the next step on their individuation journey.

Many clients are surprised how deep these new ways of working can take them.

+ DO I HAVE TO BRING DREAMS?

I love working with dreams and they can offer invaluable information about what is happening in the unconscious.  But you don’t have to bring dreams – plenty of my clients don’t, and there is more than one way of accessing the unconscious. For more information about working with dreams please click here.

+ DO YOU INTEGRATE WAYS OF WORKING FROM OTHER SCHOOLS?

Yes. My philosophy is that the more tools I have in the box, the more I can offer.  The two modalities I use most are Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy.  These are especially helpful for short-term work as they usually enable us to find out what is going underneath the problem very quickly. From time to time I also integrate ways of working from FocusingActive Imagination, Gestalt, Psychodrama and Sand-tray.

+ WHAT IS YOUR CODE OF ETHICS?

I maintain strict confidentiality and strong professional boundaries. I adhere to IGAP’s Code of Ethics and copies of this can be obtained from IGAP upon request. I am also a registered member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy) which has a complaints procedure. 

‘My life is a story of the self realisation of the unconscious.

Everything in the unconscious seeks outward manifestation, and the personality too desires to evolve out of its unconscious conditions and to experience itself as a whole.’

(CG Jung)