Fees are payable by cheque, cash or bank transfer. All payments are due in advance, no later than 2h before the session. They can also be paid in advance for the whole month at the beginning of each month.
I send invoices you at the end of each month.
Organisations are invoiced on a monthly basis or at the end of a given contract period. Non-payment of fees may result in legal action being taken.
Fees are as follows:
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling (50 minutes session) – £90 – £95
Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling– (50 minutes session) – £90
Parenting Consultations– (50 minutes session) – £90
Assessment session – (1 hour, 20 minutes) – £145
*Online sessions available upon request – £90
*I offer a limited number of reduced-fee appointments to students and those on lower incomes. Please get in touch for more information about my reduced-fee personal therapy services.
Therapy has the best chance of being helpful to you when you understand the framework within which the work takes place before we start.
Sessions are 50 minutes, mostly once a week, at a regular time agreed between us. If you arrive late, the session will still finish at the end of the arranged 50 minutes.
If you are unable to attend a session please let me know at least 72h in advance. If it is possible I will re-schedule the session for a time that is convenient for both of us. If not, the fee for the missed session is payable in full.
I take holiday breaks at Easter, Christmas and during the summer for one month. I will give notice of these days in advance.
Should you take a holiday outside of these times and it is possible to re-schedule the session/s for a time that is convenient for both of us, I am happy to do so. If not, the fee for the missed session/s is payable in full.
The sessions are completely confidential except under three circumstances:
- If I believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others, I reserve the right to break confidentiality in order to prevent harm. However, I would only do this in extreme circumstances and would always discuss it first with you before taking any action.
- From time to time I will discuss my work with a clinical supervisor, this is standard practice for psychotherapists at all levels of experience and ensures that standards are maintained. My supervisor is bound by the same code of ethics and confidentiality as I am.
- If required by a court of law to give evidence (e.g., in criminal proceedings).
Where our work extends beyond eight weeks, I recommend that we have at least three weeks’ notice of ending to allow us a proper conclusion. If at any point you decide you want to end therapy, please talk to me about this in the sessions, rather than by telephone or email.
I abide by the code of ethics of the UKCP and the BACP.
No smoking, drinking or eating allowed during sessions (with the exception of water). Mobile phones should be turned off.