Marianne Sirgent Psychotherapy

22nd October 2021 
About Counselling
Contact Details

Tel: 07891 340766
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I want to go into therapy?

You are the only one who can make the decision to start psychotherapy. There is probably only one compelling reason to go into therapy, and that is that you want to feel less pain and to feel more alive.

How long does psychotherapy or psychoanalysis last?

It is very difficult to say how long psychotherapy will last, and even more so psychoanalysis. Generally, one would expect to count on sessions lasting up to 18 months. Then again, some therapies (including my own) can last for many years. This depends on the nature of the work, and what you are hoping for and working towards.

It is also possible to consider a shorter term contract (6-12 weeks, perhaps) for more focused work on a specific issue.

What will I get out of it?

There are no guarantees whatsoever! Psychotherapy is not a quick fix, and is sometimes difficult, and rarely painless, but the sense of discovery and purpose and aliveness that often results is what people usually derive from the therapeutic encounter...

How much will it cost?

The initial consultation lasts about an hour, for a fee of 50. If you feel that we might work together well, and you decide to continue, sessions after this last 50 minutes, also at a fee of 50 per session. (In certain circumstances this might be negotiable.)

How often do the sessions take place?

Frequency of meetings is discussed at the initial consultation. Sessions may be once, twice or three times a week. The more frequent the sessions, the easier it is to explore issues in depth and to integrate the insights one has gained.