We would then have a telephone or email conversation to briefly discuss your situation, to see what has prompted you to seek counselling or psychotherapy and to answer any initial questions you may have. If it feels right for you we will then meet for an initial one hour consultation/assessment. You can use this time to help find out about my work, ask any questions about counselling or psychotherapy and to find out, with no obligation, whether working together feels right for you. All communications between us are treated in complete confidentially.
My standard fees are: £45.00 for individuals per session and £65.00 for couples.
I am able to offer reduced rates for people on low income or in receipt of benefits/tax credits. The reduced rates work on a sliding fee scale, from £3o upwards for individuals and £50.00 upwards for couples depending on the individual’s/couples circumstances. The fee arrangement can be discussed during the initial consultation. The fee for the initial consultation will be the same as that which is decided for ongoing sessions.
Length of sessions:
Individual sessions last fifty minutes.
Couple’s sessions last for one hour and ten minutes.
I charge for cancelled and missed sessions. If there is a need to cancel an arranged session, I will always endeavour to offer an alternative time in that week for the cancelled session. If the alternative time is unable to be attended I will charge for the missed session. This is standard practice in the psychotherapy profession. Payment for the missed session would be made at the next arranged session.
Frequency of sessions:
Psychotherapy sessions are generally held weekly. I see people dependent upon their need and at certain points in the therapy it’s possible that for some situations more than one session per week can be beneficial or be required, particularly at times when emotions are unable to be contained/feel too overwhelming between sessions or at times of particular crisis.
I accept cash or cheque. Payments are made at each session. I do not accept bank transfer.