My fees are £40 for a 1 hour individual yoga therapy session, and £50 for a 1.5 hour session. An initial 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs is free (this initial consultation will not involve any yoga practices).
First step Please contact me to arrange an initial 30 minute consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet, for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me, and for us to discuss your needs and interest in yoga.
Yoga therapy is a relatively new concept to many people, and you may not be sure if it is for you or if your needs would be better met by counselling/psychotherapy - we can discuss all of this at our initial meeting, and of course I can tell you more about yoga therapy and the benefits it might offer to you specifically. There's no obligation to continue with yoga therapy after this initial session - you are free to go away and think about it, to come back to me for talking therapy instead, or indeed to ask me to recommend other physical or talking therapists.
Next steps If you decide you want to continue seeing me for yoga therapy, we can discuss your needs in greater depth in our next meeting, along with the number and frequency of sessions that might be appropriate for you. At this second session, we will do some physical, breath and relaxation practices appropriate to your needs, and I will provide you with a home practice (sent by email after the session). I recommend that this second session is 1.5 hours to give us time for some further discussion as well as for doing some actual yoga! Future sessions can be 1 hour or 1.5 hours, depending on your needs and time availability. Confidentiality I treat all information you give me as strictly confidential. However, if I believe that you are in danger of harming yourself or others, or that a child is at risk, I have a duty to inform outside agencies but, wherever possible, I would discuss this with you first and agree a course of action with you.
Cancellations The full fee is payable for sessions cancelled within 24 hours of the booked appointment, however I would always prefer to reschedule for another time during the same week if possible: if this can be done, there is no cancellation fee, but if it cannot the full fee remains payable at the next session.
I provide yoga therapy from my home in the village of Wivenhoe. Full location and directions will be given on arrangement of initial session. There are good public transport links: local bus stops for services into Colchester, and Wivenhoe railway station are all just a 5 minute walk away. There is ample street parking outside my house. I may also be able to provide yoga therapy in your own home if you have mobility or mental health problems which make it difficult for you to leave the house, however this is usually only possible within Wivenhoe.
My approximate location in Wivenhoe is shown on this map (exact location and directions will be given on arrangement of an initial consultation) .....