Matthew Harwood

Jungian Analysis, Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

+ 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.

+ WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

My current fee is £80 per each 60 minute session.

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

    UK clients & others paying from a UK bank account  

    Payment is by online bank transfer (BACS).  

    Overseas clients who don’t have a UK bank account – 2 options:-

    • Wise Bank payment transfer, or
    • PayPal (NB 5% surcharge required to cover PayPal’s charges which are payable at my end)

    (Please note that all sessions are invoiced in arrears at the end of each month in which you have sessions)

    + DO YOU OFFER TRIAL SESSIONS?

    Most of my clients sign up for a block of 6 sessions on the same day and at the same time each week.  Under my policy, the first session is always regarded as being a ‘trial session’ 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.  Provided you let me know within 3 days after the end of the first session I will cancel all the remaining sessions without charge.  You do not have to give reasons for the cancellation unless you wish to do so.

    Please note that even though the initial session is a ‘trial session’ it is nevertheless charged at the normal rate.

    + WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH SHORT-TERM PSYCHOTHERAPY?

    Clients are sometimes doubtful about what can be achieved with short-term work of, say, 6 session. Of course I can’t promise ‘individuation’ 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.

    Moreover short-term psychotherapy tends to be more highly focused than open-ended psychotherapy.  And many clients are surprised how deep these new ways of working can take them.

    + HOW LONG WILL MY SESSIONS LAST?

    Normally 60 minutes unless agreed otherwise.

    + WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

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

    • More than 21 days notice                                         No charge
    • 8-21 days notice                                                          Half fee
    • 0-7 days notice                                                            Full fee

    The above applies to cancellations for any reason (including, but not restricted to, holidays, sickness, hold-ups due to traffic, no longer requiring psychotherapy, or anything else).

    Exception for new clients

    The initial session with a new client is always a trial session on both sides.  If, after the initial session, you decide that you do not wish to continue, you may cancel any remaining appointments which have been pre-booked without charge.  You must let me know within 3 days after the initial session for this to apply. You do not need to give me reasons for the cancellation(s) unless you wish to do so.

    + WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

    For my practice address please click here.

    + 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?

    Regrettably I don’t have any spaces for regular fortnightly or monthly ongoing supervision.  If you are an accredited practitioner and want to book a block of 6 weekly slots and use them for supervision you will be very welcome.  

    (NB  Please note that I only offer IFS supervision to practitioners who have completed a Level 1 or higher IFS training.) 

    + 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.