Initially we would meet for an assessment session; this gives us an opportunity to discuss your needs, establish if we would like to work together and what kind of counselling or psychotherapy is most suitable for you. Referrals can also be made to other specialists if that seems most appropriate.
Psychotherapy sessions last 50 minutes, however, if appropriate I can arrange longer sessions of 90 minutes commensurate with the standard hourly fee.
Generally I would see clients on a weekly basis, however more frequent or fortnightly/monthly appointments can also be negotiated.
Fees for the assessment and psychotherapy sessions are £40.00 to £55.00 on a sliding scale of earnings.
Payment is taken at the beginning of the session by cash or cheque, minimum 1 session in advance.
Terms of contract
If we decide to work together then we will discuss the contract that we put together, this may be to work together for a specified amount of time e.g. 12 sessions, or more usually for a more open-ended therapy where your needs as a client will dictate the length of time we work together. We can also discuss if you have particular issues that you would like to work on, so that we can prioritise these in our work.
Except for short term therapy contracts, I require a months notice (4 Sessions) to end the therapy and to give us time to work towards a theraputic ending.
Cancellation Policy: I try to have reasonably flexible approach to sessions; if you let me know a week or more in advance I will try to change an arranged appointment to a different time within the week for you. However, if sessions are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice and a replacement session cannot be booked within the week, I do charge the full fee of the cancelled session.