Therapy for Russian Speakers in London FAQ

Telephone Counselling and Therapy for Russian Speakers in London - The Right Steps

Are consultations by Skype and Phone as efficient as visits in person?

The effectiveness of the consultation mostly depends on the trusting contact between the counsellor and the client and the appropriateness of the techniques that are used.

Nowadays online counselling is widely used by psychotherapists all over the world and has proved to be effective method for stress, depression, relationships issues and more.

Of course, there are few cases (personality disorders, clinical depression etc.) when online counselling is not recommended. If I meet this case I only offer face to face sessions.

What are the advantages of online / phone consultations?

I currently use the internet with great success to work with clients who are unable to visit me in person or who generally prefer to work online. Among the advantages my clients name:

  • – better level of comfortableness as they are in their own space
  • – time effectiveness as they save time necessary to get to my office and back, no traffic jams, no parking, no overcrowded tube
  • – opportunity to continue sessions if the business environments changed and they have to travel a lot or move to another city
  • – cost effectiveness and quick access on the urgent cases

What are your working hours?

Monday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. Sometimes, in very urgent cases I can consider Skype or phone sessions on Saturdays.

How many sessions will I need?

It depends on the particular case and particular person as well as on how long you have been living with your problem. While searching for a solution to your problem you recover, learn and grow. On average, 7-9 sessions make groundwork for early positive changes and further progress.

Can you help me if I am from different culture?

Yes, I have been working with people from different cultures since I started my practice 15 years ago. Culture shock, relationships in mixed marriages where the spouses are from different cultures are areas of my expertise.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

Should you wish to cancel or reschedule your reserved appointment, I do require at least 24 hours notice in order to avoid cancellation charges. Short notice cancellation would be charged in accordance with the fee rates: £124 per hour for a Skype or Phone appointment, £180 per hour for an office appointment.

What about confidentiality?

Nothing you share with me is revealed to anyone else without your specific consent. I value highly my reputation and respect the inner world of my clients.