How long is the treatment?
Psychotherapy can be effective in both the short term (2-12 sessions), medium, and long term (6 months up to 3 years). The length of the therapy will depend on what the client wishes to resolve and develop in their life. The length of therapy is usually reviewed as part of the process. It is fair to say that, on the whole, bigger problems will need a few months work for progress to be made. It may be in some cases that just a few sessions is all that is needed at that time.

How often is the treatment?
Sessions are usually held once a week, for 50/55 minutes. Payment is usually required at the time of the session and fees are charged on a sliding scale, ranging from £25 upward per session. At the lower end of the scale, you will probably be referred to a student counsellor/psychotherapist.

The initial 50 minute assessment with a senior psychotherapist costs £50 (concessionary rate £25). Appointments can usually be made within a week with referral taking about another week.

Please email Alisha Patel at:

Alisha dot Patel relaxfamily dot co dot uk