Matthew HarwoodJungian 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.
+ 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. But please note that I do charge for an initial session 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.
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 ARE YOUR FEES?
My current fees are as follows:-
- UK clients: £70 per 60 minutes.
- Overseas clients paying from a UK bank account: £70 per 60 mins.
- Overseas clients who don’t have a UK bank account: £74 per 60 minutes.
(Please see ‘How Do I Pay for my Sessions?’ below)
+ HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION(S)?
I will invoice you at the end of each month in which you have sessions. Please use the following payment method:-
UK clients & others paying from a UK bank account – Payment is by online bank transfer (BACS). My account details will be on the invoice.
Overseas clients who don’t have a UK bank account – Payment is by PayPal via a link which will either appear on the invoice or will be sent to you separately. You don’t need to have your own PayPal account to do this, and you can use a card to make the payment. The reason for the slightly higher fee (UK £74 per 60 mins) is to cover PayPal’s charges which are deducted at my end.
+ 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
+ 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 Focusing, Active Imagination, Gestalt, Psychodrama and Sand-tray.