Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Radical Practice located?
My practice is located on a quiet Bonnington Square just off the Vauxhall roundabout. You can access Vauxhall by underground Victoria line or via National Rail. There are numerous bus services from central London, as well as connecting you to south London area.
If you are located in north London, Islington and surounding areas, you can come and see me at the City Road Therapy, where I offer sessions during the week, as well as weekend slots.
How do I know if I need therapy?
This is a very important question, how do we know when is the moment that we need to seek help from a professional? Usually people seek counselling or psychotherapy, when the symptoms provoked by any issue they might be suffering from, become unmanagable. This is usually the moment when most damage was already suffered. Usually, some of our defences cease to function and we become aware that something is not quite right. It should not be like this. I believe that therapy ideally, should become a part of your lifestyle. We should be attending to our psychic organs, the same way we are attending to our bodily organs. Good practice indicates that people engaged in long term therapy are generally better equipped to deal with daily stressors of our modern age.
What happens during the first appointment?
I understand that for many, this will be a very difficult moment. Meeting your therapist for the first time, with all the worries and doubts about the process itself, and on top, talking about very difficult emotions, or problems you were dealing with for a long time. I understand that this can quickly provoke sense of shame, and sense of being somehow inherently bad. This is why, particularly during the initial session, I like to take time, and not rush into questions around your problems, but allow the space that you need in order to get confortable and begin to relax in my presence. This session is a great opportunity for you to ask all the questions that you have (mostly about psychotherapy or about myself as a practitioner).
Transparency and clear contracting
During the initial stages of therapy (1-3 sessions), we will understand whether we are a good match and whether we want to engage in the work together. This is a crutial moment, where I will require your honesty and openess, I will state my conditions under which the work can proceed and if we come to a mutual agreement, and we are both happy to proceed, the real work can begin.
How much does the therapy cost?
My fee for individual therapy is £45 for 50 min session
for couples counselling I charge £60 for 80 min session
I offer concessions which can be negotiated according to what is your capacity to pay.
I can accept cash and bank transfers. Please make sure that you have paid for the session at the beginning of each session, or made the payment via bank transfer before the session starts.
My cancellation policy is npormally a week's notice prior to the session. Of course sometimes we cannot predict what might happen during thye week, so I would generally allow later cancellations. Up to 48 hours cancellation will be subject to cancellation fee of £20. If the cancellation is effected 24 hours or less before the session, I will ask you to pay the session in full.
Usually, I will be able to offer you another slot during the week, should you be able to cancel the session in good time.
I can offer therapy in English, Italian, Slovenian and Croatian.
Therapy and wellbeing
Something changes in you every time you walk up to the square. I have thought about it many times, what is it that makes this place like no other? Yes people are nice and very friendly, yes there is a lot of green, the famous Bonnington square gardens , each corner of the square seems to be attentively curated for your visual senses to endulge.
A very special project community organised Bonnington Cafe, where homade vegan food is served every day, 7 days of the week. The Cafe is located at the Bonnington community centre. The centre offers many different activities, connected to wellbeing and general healthy lifestyle.
Bonnington Community Centre
At the heart of Vauxhall, located on the leafy Bonnington square, Bonnington Community Centre offers culturally diverse programe open to members of public.