When, where and how much
COVID-19 - December 2020: I am currently offering online work with a view to returning to face-to-face work in 2021 in line with government guidance. The Cottage Therapy Centre, Clarendon Therapy Centre and my approach to face-to-face work are compliant with COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.
Duration/length: I offer short-term (up to 20 sessions) and long term (20+ sessions) face-to-face and online work with adults. Sessions last for 60 minutes.
Fees and payment: Sessions are charged at £55. I accept BACS (bank transfer). Sessions are paid for a week in advance at the end of each previous session.
Location: My face-to-face practice is located in Warwickshire at The Clarendon Centre, Leamington Spa and The Cottage Therapy Centre, Kenilworth.
Wheelchair accessibility: the venues in which I practice are in old buildings and unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible. If accessibility is an issue, please do get in touch to find out about online sessions.
Private healthcare: I am an approved provider of counselling and psychotherapy for the following insurance companies:
Aetna Global Benefits
AXA PPP Healthcare
Healix Health Services Ltd (pending)
What happens when you get in touch during COVID-19 restrictions
I'll contact you and we will have a brief phone chat to discuss what brings you to therapy. We'll then arrange a free assessment session (1hr) over the telephone or via Zoom.
During this session, I'll ask for some key information from you and we will have a chat about what brings you to therapy. We'll go through the therapy contract and you will take away a copy to read.
The following week we'll speak again (online/telephone) - again, at no cost - in order to address any outstanding queries and decide if we want to work together.
If we decide to go ahead we will sign the therapy contract and arrange an initial six sessions. I will take advance payment for the following session.
If we decide not to work together, I'll signpost you to other sources of help as appropriate.
It is common for us both to develop a sense of when our work is done. This is something that we track via periodic reviews. Ending therapy is often a process in itself. For both long and short term work, it's beneficial to factor this in and allow time to work through what comes up. Because of this, I encourage my clients to make a proper end. Depending on the length of the work, this is typically 1-3 sessions.