Fees and Structure
An initial interview and subsequent sessions will last 55 minutes charged at £140 per session (couples sessions will be charged at £180 per session).
In order to provide a framework for the work sessions will be weekly and scheduled for a regular day and time.
I do understand that sometimes flexibility is required and in these instances I try my hardest to offer alternatives where my diary allows.
I feel it important to meet new clients face to face at least initially but in this day and age the use of Skype, FaceTime or simply a voice call are communication mediums I am happy to embrace.
Missed or cancelled sessions will however be charged in full.
Payment can be made by cheque or cash, I’m afraid I don’t have card facilities and a receipt will be given if requested.
I am registered with WPA, an organisation which administers healthcare schemes on behalf of large corporate trust customers. My provider number is: 920904892. Their web address is – www.wpa.org.uk.
WPA members are free to choose who provides them with treatment, the only proviso being that the provider is WPA registered.
I am also a registered BUPA associated healthcare professional, if you have BUPA membership please contact them at www.bupa.co.uk/members quoting my provider number: 30003626.
A single BUPA funded session will last 25 minutes. It is possible to have two successive sessions to create one 55 minute session.
Please note that not all insurance companies pay the full cost of consultations and clients will be required to pay any excess.
You will be given a copy of this agreement at our initial meeting. It’s intention is not to enforce unnecessary regulations, as mentioned previously, I understand that flexibility is sometimes required and will do all I can to be accommodating, but rather to list clearly and with no uncertainty the rules of engagement between client and therapist. They are there to serve us both in creating clear boundaries of engagement.
The First Sessions
The most important dynamic in psychotherapeutic work is the relationship between client and therapist and I very much see the initial session as an interview giving us both a chance to decide if we want to work together. This will involve me asking you various questions in order to get a picture of your situation, your reasons for making the appointment along with various other information such as GP’s details, in accordance with BACP guidelines.
Within a day or two after the first session I would ask you to confirm whether you wish to return the following week, or alternatively you might want to ask for some recommendations of other therapists you might wish to investigate.
Accreditation & Confidentiality
I am an associated member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to the BACP code of ethics, working in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice. I am also a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Confidentiality and professionalism is maintained at all times.
I will not pass on any information about a client in accordance with BACP code of best practice.