What is the length of psychotherapy sessions, and how much do they cost?
The standard length of CBT or psychotherapy sessions will be 50 minutes at a consultation fee of £130 per session. Sessions are to be paid for in full by cash, cheque or bank transfer on the day of the consultation. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you require a cancellation to avoid being charged for the session. You will be issued a receipt should you wish to file with your insurance company for reimbursement. I am registered with most major insurance companies, including Aviva, AXA PPP, BUPA, Cigna, ComPsych, Pru, Tricare, Validium and WPA
How long do people stay in therapy?
In the initial consultation, should you decide to proceed with psychotherapy, we will agree to work together for a specific number of weeks, with a realistic time scale for changes to occur, and then we will review to see if it would be helpful to continue working together. Should we agree to continue, we will contract another specific number of weeks as appropriate. We agree to prioritise having consultations at regular intervals, to offer you a sense of stability.
What if I need to cancel a session?
For telephone, online and face to face consultations, the full fee will be charged for less than 24 hours notice. This policy enables me to offer you flexibility when you need it, as well as recognising that both parties have rights and responsibilities for clear and respectful boundaries to be mutually honoured.
I will always do my best to offer telephone or skype consultations in place of sessions, for whatever length of time you require, where unexpected circumstances mean you cannot see me face to face....or find an alternative time for you to see me face to face, if this is your preference.
How does confidentiality work?
Everything that passes between us verbally and in writing will be treated as strictly confidential, including email, texts and my therapy notes, with the proviso that I have an ethical responsibility to work in partnership with your G.P. and/or psychiatrist if you have one, for your well-integrated care. I also have a legal responsibility to inform an appropriate authority should I have reason to believe that you may cause harm to yourself or others. I am also legally required to take my caseload to supervision, in which your identity will be kept confidential.
Where is your private practice located?
My private clinic is in the heart of St. John's Wood, in easy reach of residents of Primrose Hill, Maida Vale and Hampstead.
58 Acacia Road
St John's Wood
My office is within moments of the St. John's Wood Underground Station, and St John's Wood High Street and close to the American School.
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How does online therapy work?
After an initial consultation, you will be recommended a plan of future treatment based on your individual goals and expectations from the therapeutic relationship. You may choose to proceed with this treatment in face-to-face sessions, or through online counselling, depending on your preference and convenience. Many people will typically choose to have a initial contact by e-mail, followed by subsequent communications moving closer in likeness towards face-to-face sessions. Sometimes it feels right to express different parts of oneself through different mediums, so the next session you book does need to be through the same method as the last. This is your therapy, working through your feelings at your pace, through whichever means you find most productive and comfortable.