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Fees and Payments

Individual Consultations are from £125 per session, for shorter term work (1 to 16 sessions) and £100 for longer-term work, 16 sessions plus. For those being funded by an organisation, fees are £140 per session.

Making payments

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer, at the end of your session or monthly once our therapist knows you better. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept card payments. During the first session you will be asked to make payment for the current session and one session in advance to reserve your slot.

Health Care Providers

It depends on the type of policy you have whether counselling/psychoanalytic psychotherapy support will be covered.Firstly, you need to check with your provider to see if you are covered, then if so, you need to ascertain how many sessions are included and any restrictions (e.g. time limitations, amount). Please be aware that you will personally be responsible for any payments accrued regardless of the type of insurance you have.

First Session

At the first session which is largely exploratory, you can share your concerns but also get a sense of the working style of the therapist which can be more or less interactive, depending on preference. The therapist will ask questions to get an overview of what you want help with and possibly some potential achievable goals. Both of you will then agree next steps together, which will consider either proceeding with treatment, practicalities around that or perhaps signposting elsewhere, if more appropriate.

Confidentiality

Strict confidentiality is always maintained as adherence to a strict Code of Ethics and is an essential part of the counselling or psychotherapy process.  No information either verbal or written will be disclosed to anyone without your written consent.  The only circumstances where confidentiality may be breached are when your life or safety is at risk, or you disclose any information which places the safety of others in jeopardy, or where your counsellor may be obliged to comply with legal requirements. Even in situations like this, your counsellor would always seek to obtain consent beforehand where possible.

Psychotherapists are required by their profession to have regular supervision sessions where they may discuss aspects of your therapy. They will not reveal your identity during these sessions.

Client Agreement and Cancellation Policy

The agreement sets out in a concise way, the terms we work to. We would appreciate it if you could please read it carefully before you meet your therapist for the first time

If, at the end of your first session, you decide to continue with therapy, only then will your therapist will ask you to sign the agreement, which will be stored securely and remain confidential.

Download Client Agreement