Practicalities

How often will we meet, and for how long?

Ordinarily I suggest meeting weekly. I do not usually offer greater frequency of sessions than this, but can advise on alternatives if that is the kind of therapy you are seeking. In some cases it might be appropriate to space our sessions out at wider intervals.

As for how long we will meet for, there is no simple answer. Sometimes the number of sessions is constrained by practical or financial issues, and in those cases I will discuss with you how we should prioritise our time together. Otherwise, my aim is always to reach a point where you feel that there has been a positive difference in the difficulties that brought you to therapy, and that you feel confident these changes are sustainable.

Will we meet online or in person?

I offer both in-person and online meetings, although at present have only limited capacity for in- person. Online therapy is no less effective than in-person, and indeed for many people is more convenient and comfortable.

How much do you charge?

I charge £130 for a 50 minute appointment, for both online and face-to-face meetings.

Can I use health insurance to fund my sessions?

I am an approved practitioner with all major UK health insurance companies. If your sessions will be paid for by a health insurance policy, please check with your insurer in advance of the initial session to ensure that your policy is valid and that your sessions will be covered in full.

How is your practice regulated?

I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC: reg. no. PYL32278), and as a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

 

I adhere to these organisations’ codes of ethical practice, details of which can be found at:

https://www.hcpc-uk.org/standards/standards-of-conduct-performance-and-ethics/

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-code-ethics-and-conduct

I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office and adhere to their guidance with regard to data handling. I have all appropriate professional indemnity and public liability insurance.