Frequently Asked Questions

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How does CBT therapy work?

Your first full session is an assessment. This can help us think through the different things that may have brought you to therapy. We then will make sense of where we are at and where we want to get to by creating therapy goals and treatment plan. I always plan for us to review therapy at least every 4 sessions to check on progress.

How much will my sessions cost?

Your first 15 minute consultation is free. After this, each session lasts up to one hour and costs £80 per session.

What will happen if I cancel a session?

I always try to be flexible and rearrange if you cancel an appointment in advance. If you cancel within 48 hours, the session will be charged at 50% rate as with late notice it is not possible for me to rebook the slot. The cancellation rate would need to be paid in order to continue with the sessions.

How do I make payment?

Once we have booked your regular slot, payment is to be made via bank transfer (BACS) before the appointment date.

Payment is to be made 24 hours before the appointment is due. If this is not received, then it will be assumed the appointment will not be going ahead.

How do I attend the appointment?

I offer all my appointments remotely at the moment via Zoom or telephone. I can be flexible to whatever type of appointment you prefer. There is a lot of evidence that therapy delivered online can be just as effective as face to face. My clients often report remote appointments are convenient and can fit easier into daily life schedules.

Where I can find further support?

Our therapy sessions tend to be booked on a weekly basis. As I do not provide crisis support if you feel you need urgent support please contact your GP to make an urgent appointment. You can also access support via the Out of hours GP on 111 or A&E/999. Emotional support is also available from the Samaritans here.

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What if I want to stop therapy?

Therapy always has a start, middle and end. I work with people to make sure we know where we are on this journey together and we can discuss more in your consultations. CBT is an active therapy and relies on active work practised in between our sessions. If you feel it’s not the right time, then you may stop your treatment at any time.