How to begin therapy and get the help you need
Information about making initial contact, attending sessions, fees and cancellation policies
You can make initial contact with me by email, text message or phone, whichever way is most comfortable and convenient.
To make an appointment for an introductory session or ask a question please:
The Introductory Session
This session provides an opportunity for us to meet, for you to talk about yourself and your difficulties, and for me to check that I am able to offer you the help that you need. This session is also an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns.
I will also provide information about my business contract so that you have all the information you need for arranging sessions.
If at the end we are both happy to proceed we can make arrangements for future sessions. However, if you need some time after the assessment, there is no obligation to book further sessions straight away. You may take as much time as you need.
Fees and Sessions
For all kinds of therapy, sessions last for 50 minutes.
The cost of each session is as follows:
If you are on a low income and want to attend weekly sessions I may be able to offer you a reduced rate. Please Contact Me for details and to discuss your circumstances.
All fees are subject to annual review (the next review will be in January 2021)
I ask you to pay the session fee at the end of each session using one of the following methods (unless you have paid in advance using my Online Booking Service ):
Insurance Payments for Private Individuals
I am registered with a number of Insurance Providers to provide psychotherapy and counselling for eligible policyholders. If you hold a policy with one of the following providers please contact them in the first instance to check any requirements and to pre-authorise your sessions:
As I have a busy schedule and I offer both weekly or fortnightly sessions I ask you to agree to give me 7 days' notice of any cancellations you need to make. If this notice period is not provided payment in full for the session will be due, whatever the reason for the cancellation.
When it is time for the therapy to end it is useful to have a gradual ending over several weeks. We can decide together what a useful ending period will be for you and this will depend on how long we have been working together as well as your personal preference. In general, it is useful to provide 1-2 weeks notice when planning to leave.