Answering Your Questions
From length of sessions, holistic approaches and treatments to
support plans and what to expect from your appointments, you'll find it here
How do I book an appointment?
Please see the terms page for full details on all bookings.
For appointments at my East Kilbride practice, please get in touch to book. You can also contact me via the online chat box at the bottom right hand corner or via the free Flourish app,
What is the cost?
Cost varies depending on the services requested. Appointments are 1hr 30min and the cost is £75.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my appointment?
It is useful to have a relaxing routine to prepare for your session. Taking a warm shower or bath, eating a light meal or snack around an hour beforehand. Wear comfortable, non restrictive clothing and, if possible, find some quiet time for yourself. Creating your own routine in preparation for your session is useful but not essential. Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine can also be beneficial and it is preferable to avoid heavy meals or strenuous exercise before, and after, your appointment. It is important to refrain from alcohol and recreational substances on the day of your appointment.
What should I expect from my first session?
When you arrive for your initial consultation, I will ask you to complete a short form which provides some background for your consultation. I am keen to find out more about you, what a typical day is like for you and to actively listen in your sharing of your own experiences. For the first 15 minutes of your initial 90 minute session, we talk about what is important to you and discuss what the best course of treatment for your own individual needs. During the initial visit we discuss a support plan, specifically tailored for you.
Please let me know at the time of booking, either on the notes section when booking online or by phone or email, if you have any restrictions, limitations, adaptations or special requirements. It is important to me that I am able to provide the best possible environment for you during your sessions. All information is private and confidential.
How long are the sessions?
Your first visit/initial consultation is 1 hour 30 minutes and follow up sessions are either an 1 hour or 1hr 30 minutes, depending on your recommended support plan - we discuss this at your initial consultation and also during the process. This is dependent on lots of things, including the reasons or health conditions you are receiving support for, how long you have attended and how we feel you are progressing - for some clients 1 hour follow up sessions are sufficient; for others 1 hour 30 minute sessions are more appropriate.
Shamanic Healing Ceremonies are between 1.5 - 2hrs. A two hour appointment time is allocated for these appointments.
What happens during a session?
After our consultation, you will be asked to remove your shoes and I invite you to find a comfortable position on the therapy couch. Treatment approaches may change at each session, depending on your therapeutic needs during each appointment. For example, intuitive bodywork such as massage requires the removal of your clothing for the area(s) that we are working on but shamanic healing ceremonies only require the removal of your shoes. Your privacy and comfort is of the utmost importance and is always respected.
You may feel very relaxed or quite sleepy during a session, or have a sense of being asleep while having an awareness of your surroundings and this is common, especially during energy therapy. You may feel some unfamiliar but not unpleasant sensations and these are a natural part of the process. Some clients feel emotional during or after a session and this is a natural response for release. You are always fully supported throughout the session.
How will I feel afterwards?
Many clients experience positive changes after the initial visit, which is the first step of the healing process. Directly after their session, some clients feel energised, others quite tired. Sometimes you may feel energised when you leave but tired a short time afterwards, or vice versa. How you feel can vary from session to session, and can depend on the medicine, but it is very individual to you. You are encouraged to drink water and herbal teas, avoid strenuous exercise, nap if you need to and relax as much as possible following your session.
How many sessions will I need?
This is different for everyone but I recommend a commitment to 6 sessions initially; the number of sessions depends on how you are responding. As treatments are specifically tailored to you, you will have your own unique experiences and we review your progress as part of the process.
Specific support plans, including fertility, trying to conceive and menopause, have a minimum commitment of 12 sessions. For support for anxiety, trauma and long term/chronic conditions, there is a minimum commitment of 4 sessions - please see individual information pages for details.
How often will I need to come?
This varies depending on your own therapeutic needs, the treatments advised, how you are responding and what plan you are attending. Most clients feel a benefit after the first session and a considerable and positive shift after 4 - 6 sessions , depending on the reasons for attending. Once there has been a significant change and the path of healing has begun, the majority of my clients attend regularly for maintaining balance and supporting their self care - they find they intuitively know when they need to return.
My recommendation is for weekly sessions for the first 6 treatments followed by either weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions, depending on how you are responding. Attendance for support plans is weekly.
Recommendations are based on my professional assessment of how sessions are helping you move forward but it is important that you continue to have ownership of your own treatment.
Is there anything I can do between appointments?
Yes. After each session there is guidance on what you can do to support your own healing between appointments. Sessions are a two way process where you are an active participant in your own healing. No one else can heal you, only you can do that - I am the facilitator, using my therapeutic skills, knowledge and expertise to initiate holistic changes and to guide, support and encourage you in these changes.
At each of your sessions, we discuss the best self-care approaches and simple techniques to use between appointments to support your healing, empowering you and the process.
What if I have other questions?
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation for prospective/new clients. There is also the opportunity to chat with me online, at certain times of the week, using the green chat box at the bottom of each page. If I am offline, please leave a message via chat.