Ethical Guidelines & Session Costs
On this page, I set out my Counselling and Psychotherapy costs, and Ethical Guidelines.
For new clients thinking about beginning Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer free 30 minute one-to-one consultation. This is because I believe it is important that we meet each other before we start working together in a therapeutic relationship.
If you choose to begin therapy with me I will give you two forms to take away with you. These forms are my ‘Confidential Client Intake Form’ and administration ‘Working Contract’. I will ask you to read and complete these, signing where necessary, and bring them to your first session.
The length of the therapy contract, and number of sessions will depend upon your individual needs and we’ll review and negotiate this between us.
I am able to offer Skype and Face Time sessions.
From January 2024, session fees will be increasing. Please see below.
- Counselling & Psychotherapy costs: £55.00 / £60.00 for a 50 minute session.
- Couples Counselling Therapy: £85.00 / £90.00 for 70 minutes.
- Hypnotherapy: £65.00 £70.00 for 1 hour or £95.00 / £100.00 for a 1 1/2 hour session.
- Student rates – there is a 10% reduced rate.
If you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment, then the full session charge will be required. If you give me greater than 48 hours notice, then there is no charge.
Should you consistently cancel sessions, this will be considered as a break in our therapeutic contract and your session space will be offered to another client.
Notice period & ending therapy
It is more ideal therapeutically to give as much notice as possible of your intention to end therapy. The longer you have been in therapy the longer your period of notice generally needs to be. This allows for an adequate preparation of your therapeutic ending.
The aim of this is to provide time to resolve any unfinished issues and finish working in a safe and healthy manner.
Appointments are offered subject to availability.
I take regular breaks throughout the year, which I will give you plenty of notice of along with any changes to these, or your session dates due to unforeseen circumstances.
I accept cash, all major credit and debit cards, however Bank Transfer is preferable.