The fee for the initial consultation is £80.00. Thereafter fees are £70.00 per session. Concessions of £60.00 are made for those who are able to come at certain times of the day.
Sessions can be paid for monthly or at the end of each session.
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What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?
Both psychotherapy and counselling refer to talking therapies, however, there are subtle differences between the two. Counselling generally means a process of exchange between client and therapist where the focus is on a particular problem. For this reason, counselling tends to be short-term. Psychotherapy on the other hand can be a more lengthy process of gaining insight into emotional difficulties, by exploring thought processes, patterns of behaviour as well as past and present ways of relating.
How often do I have to see a therapist?
For both counselling and psychotherapy, sessions take place once a week on the same day at the same time. Generally, once the day and time has been agreed, there is minimal amendment to the sessions. Each session lasts 50 minutes. The number of sessions can be discussed with the therapist but will normally depend on the type of difficulties brought by the client. In order to work with emotional difficulties, it is important to meet regularly and the client’s commitment to the sessions is essential to the therapeutic process.
How long do I have to see a therapist?
I offer both short and long-term therapy. Short-term would normally comprise of 12 consecutive sessions and this would usually mean focusing on a specific problem. In many cases, however, people come to psychotherapy unable to identify the problem but knowing that underlying emotional cycles or patterns need to be addressed. In this case, a longer period of time can be considered and discussed.
What if I miss or cancel a session?
The decision to attend therapy is entered into by both the therapist and the client. The therapist commits to being present for each session at the agreed time and will not offer the space to any other client. For this reason, reciprocity from the client is expected and missed sessions and cancellations are charged at half the fee. Naturally, there are exceptions to this stipulation and these can be considered between the therapist and the client.
What about confidentiality?
It is a requirement of all psychotherapists to ensure confidentiality to all clients. This means that whatever is discussed between you and the therapist remains private. It is, however, normal practice for all professional psychotherapists to discuss their client work with a qualified supervisor. This is expected of all psychotherapists who adhere to UKCP and BACP codes of practice. During these meetings, no personal details such as name, address, dates or times are revealed to the supervisor. Regular supervision is a means to ensure that the therapist’s work continues to be of a high standard.