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  • Do you offer therapy in other languages?
    I also work with German speaking clients, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you would want our therapy sessions to be in German.
  • How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
    It is important to feel comfortable and safe with your therapist and an initial free 30 minute online meeting will help to establish this. During this time we will discuss your needs and what you may wish to gain from counselling. You can then decide if you feel comfortable with me. Should your needs go beyond what I feel I am able to offer at that time, I would do my very best to recommend you to someone who is more suitable.
  • What will it cost?
    The initial 30 minute consultation session is free. After that, all ongoing sessions cost £45. I offer discounted sessions to Counselling students, NHS workers, military families, teaching staff, and new parents (child younger than 3). The discounted sessions cost £35.
  • How often are the sessions?
    Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes. By mutual agreement, we will arrange a set day and time which then becomes your 'personal time' for therapy. You will have a slot that is only yours: same day, same time, every week. We will negotiate changes to this around holidays in advance.
  • What is the purpose of therapy?
    The purpose of therapy is to have a safe place to talk through issues & difficulties you are having in a safe and non-judgmental space. Therapy can help you to understand yourself better, break negative patterns of behaviour and reflect on your thinking and emotional states. It's important that therapy feels like an individual choice and commitment. The work can only be done if you truly want to do it. And it will be worth it.
  • How do I pay?
    You will be sent a payment link prior to the session. Full payment is required 48hrs before the session begins. If payment is not received 48hrs prior, the session will not go ahead but the payment will still be outstanding.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    This depends on what your needs are. I usually recommend 8 sessions in order to make significant therapeutic change. Some people find that after the 8 sessions they have enough clarity and focus and are ready to end the work. Other people value the ongoing support and will continue the work for months, or even years. We will review your therapy on a regular basis and you decide if you want to stop after 8 sessions or continue open-ended.
  • What about cancellations and re-scheduling?
    I take your welfare seriously and make a commitment to your booking. I am always willing to be flexible and reschedule where necessary, so I ask for advanced notice of any changes. Less than 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment will result in the full fee payable.
  • How will our sessions take place?
    Our sessions will take place online through Google Meet. I will send you an invitation link by email beforehand. Please make sure you are in a room with reliable internet connection and privacy.
  • How do I book an appointment?
    You can contact me via email. We will then have a brief email exchange and schedule our free consultation session. Alternatively, you can directly book a free consultation session through my website.
  • What is your privacy policy?
    Privacy Policy for Carla Patino Counselling & Psychotherapy Last Updated: 24 Aug 23 This Privacy Policy describes how ("we", "us", or "our") collects, uses, and shares personal information when you use our website and services. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the practices described in this policy. 1. Information We Collect: a. Personal Information: We may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, phone number, and other relevant contact details when you interact with our website or use our services. b. Log Data: When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log certain information, including your IP address, browser type, referring website, pages visited, and the date and time of your visit. 2. Use of Information: a. We use the collected information to provide, maintain, and improve our services, respond to your inquiries, and communicate with you. b. Personal information may be used to send you promotional materials or newsletters related to our services, but you can opt-out of receiving such communications. 3. Cookies and Tracking: a. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to analyze website usage and trends, provide targeted advertisements, and improve our website's functionality. You can adjust your browser settings to block cookies, but this may affect your ability to use our website. 4. Sharing of Information: a. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website and services. b. We may also disclose your information if required by law or in response to a valid legal request. 5. Data Security: a. We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. 6. Your Rights: a. You have the right to access, correct, update, or delete the personal information we hold about you. Please contact us at to exercise these rights. 7. Third-Party Links: a. Our website may contain links to third-party websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to our website, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to read their privacy policies. 8. Changes to this Policy: a. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version will always be posted on our website. 9. Contact Us: If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us at
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