An initial consultation lasts 45 minutes is a face to face or Skype / Zoom session at a reduced fee and all fees are payable up front so your session day and time can be reserved for you. This is to establish how we can work together. If you have any queries regarding this you can contact me directly. Click the image below to book.
Alternatively please feel free to simply book in for a full session by clicking below. NB all initial consultations are payable in advance simply to ensure that your day and time is reserved for you and protects us both.
Number of Sessions
The number of sessions vary depending on what you bring and the outcome you desire.
° Therapy sessions
° An individual structured plan as required
° Training in Self Hypnosis (if appropriate)
° Recordings used to support you during therapy (as desired)
° Session Notes
° Outline of homework before your next session
° Additional material (books, worksheets, leaflets)
° My support via email, telephone or Skype for the duration of therapy as appropriate.
° Treatments may involve programmes which will be discussed from the outset.
° Sessions can be on a pay as you go, flexible basis.
I work with Employment Assistance Programmes and some insurance providers.
Cancellations / The Small Print
Please note I require 48 hours’ notice (two working days) if you wish to cancel.
If sufficient notice is not provided, charges may be made on a sliding scale, for example if you provide just one working day’s notice 50% of the session fee is payable. If you provide no notice then the full fee is payable. You can use this link to pay for your session. This is to protect myself and others from taking your space which will be reserved for you specifically.
If I can fit you in on a different day in the same week, charges may be waived.
After deciding to work together, your session day and time will be reserved for you on an ongoing basis until you decide to end.
Free or Reduced Fee Sessions
As a self employed sole trader with training, experience and various extraneous expenses involved in being an ethical therapist, it is only possible to offer this vital mental health service to our community if fees are honoured. Did you know that training costs in the region of £15,000 over a number of years? Are you aware that associated costs may be in the region of £2,000 annually simply to keep us in business?
Many people believe that therapy should be free. Indeed the NHS does provide free therapy but there are long waiting lists, often breaks or cancellations which means your therapy may not be consistent. You will have no knowledge of who will provide the therapy nor the sort of training they have undergone. You may get a very experienced CBT therapist or you may get a trainee.
You can be assured I have undergone rigorous training and have extensive experience together with continuing professional development and a good deal of life experience as well. My aim is always to provide a transparent service with continuity of contact and following up as and when required. Therapy is always your choice and whatever your decision I will support you.
Therapy Hours (but click the book appointment button which is regularly updated to find the time that suits you:
Other times by prior arrangement.
You may enjoy the benefits of email or Skype sessions from the comfort of your own home. (See my email page for more information).
Fees range from £45 – 50 per therapeutic hour, or £180 for a package of four sessions.
There is one concession space available for students.
Please note that if you are in NEED of therapy and find the COST prohibits you, please ASK as I am able on occasion to offer a discounted session or two. Also block booking will save on cost. There is always a way forwards!
Weight loss programme – 1-1 with ongoing weekly support, check-ins & accountability: £300 (6 week course)