Frequently Asked Questions and General Information
What are your fees?
My fee is £45 per 50-60 minute session. I will always give a month's notice should I need to change this.
An initial meeting of 30 minutes is £30. There is no fee for an initial phone call of 10-15 mins.
What is your cancellation policy?
At least 48 hours' notice of cancellation is required. This is so I can offer your cancelled time to another client who may be waiting for an appointment. If you are unable to give me advance notice, you will be charged the full amount of your appointment.
What if I arrive late?
Your appointment is your time, if you arrive late I will, by necessity, have to finish on time in order to accommodate following clients.
Regardless of how late you arrive you will be expected to pay the full amount.
Do you work with Couples?
No, at the moment I only work with individuals.
Do you provide online and phone therapy?
Yes, I have completed the UKCP Covid 19 online working guidance and offer Zoom online sessions or telephone sessions if that is preferred.
How many sessions will I need?
I work in both the long and short term at a pace that is appropriate to you. Some people achieve desired results in a few weeks, others may need months or even years. The length of your therapy is something that we would address and re-assess as we progress.
Ethics and Code of Practice
I am registered with and subscribe to a code of ethics laid down by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy).
I am fully insured and am supported by regular clinical supervision.
I provide a confidential service. This means that our sessions will not be discussed with anyone. However, there are two exceptions:
I may discuss our work with a supervisor to support my good practice.
I would have to supply copies of case notes if ordered to by law enforcement.
Records and personal data are kept secure and subject to GDPR (2018). These records are kept only to facilitate my supervision.
Your records are held for as long as is necessary for the therapy process. However you are entitled to have your data destroyed at any time. I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
I practice a non-judgemental, non-discriminatory therapy and am inclusive of diversity in all its forms.