connecting psychotherapy and spiritual growth for human awakening
This information applies to individual therapy sessions, couples counseling, and telephone counseling.
Individual Sessions: 120 euros per hour
Couples Counseling: 150 euros per hour
Therapy sessions may be conducted in person, via Skype, or by telephone.
I review my charges at least once a year and always give three months' notice of any increase.
I am available for sessions on weekdays, and occasionally at weekends, at Cortijo Llano de Manzano, near Cañar (above Órgiva, Granada Province, Spain—see travel information).
Please book in advance and arrive punctually for your appointment. Park at the end of the track, in the parking spaces to the right, or in the extreme left-hand corner to allow access to the neighboring farm.
I am also available for Skype or telephone counseling sessions for people who live abroad or for ongoing clients who want to maintain regular contact during holidays or trips away.
Please arrive 10–15 minutes early to allow time for mental, emotional and physical preparation. You may spend the time on the walnut terrace (where the Yurt is—see the location) focusing on current issues, tuning into your feelings, practicing conscious breathing or physical exercises, relaxing, or simply catching up with yourself and arriving. Alternatively, take a short walk or sit in your car to prepare. The intention is to be present and engaged for your session. If we are counseling by Skype or telephone, please follow the same principles for inner preparation.
Please allow 10–15 minutes to record important insights, key themes and life statements after your session. Therapy and inner work has an in-visible quality, so keeping a record helps you to give it substance, review what you have done, and grow in awareness of your process by relating and connecting personal issues. I encourage you to keep a notebook specifically for your therapy and inner work, as well as dreams, thoughts and insights that you have between sessions. If we are counseling by Skype or telephone, please follow the same principles after your session.
Your appointment time is a commitment you should adhere to to maximize the effectiveness of your therapy. The outside world reflects our resistance to change. Particularly in times of breakthrough or strong insight, another commitment, a clashing appointment, or a friend or relative’s visit will seem to be more important than your session. Prioritizing your therapy in these circumstances reflects your commitment to yourself and your process.
If you cancel a session—for any reason—I will charge you the full amount of the session unless you give me a minimum of seven day’s notice of the cancellation. This applies even if you are incapacitated though illness, accident, or any other unexpected event. When you become ill, please come to sessions if you can. The process we are exploring is holistic (i.e. mental, physical, emotional and spiritual), so exploring your illness is likely to be a crucial way to unrepeatable insights.
Emergency and extra sessions are available when you work with me in regular ongoing therapy. Please phone and I will see you as soon as I can.
Please give me as much notice as possible of holidays and breaks from ongoing therapy.
Ending ongoing therapy impulsively or carelessly adds to our emotional baggage, leaves issues unresolved, and denies you the benefit of a crucial overview of your therapeutic journey. There are many aspects to ending therapy considerately and responsibly: re-owning and taking back projections; acknowledging what we have achieved together; recognizing significant moments of insight; confluence and divergence; sharing mutual feedback and reflection; expressing appreciation and giving constructive appraisal; saying goodbye.
For this reason, at some point we negotiate an ending contract of an appropriate duration that reflects the length of time we have been working together.
I first felt the need for psychological support when a return to my family home re-awakened all my unresolved issues. I arranged a preliminary meeting with Richard, and so began a journey together that lasted three years. The whole process cost me a lot of money! But it was the best investment that I ever made. I have never once regretted it. I have now known Richard Harvey for over 20 years and throughout that time, he has continued to display the authenticity for which he himself searched. A.S.