Appointments and Fees

How do I book an appointment?

To discuss with me the appropriateness of an appointment please contact me via email or telephone.  If I am unavailable I will aim to return your email or call within 24 hours.  If you feel that you need more urgent help please contact your GP, or NHS Direct

What will happen at my first appointment?

The first appointment will usually be an assessment where I will collect as much relevant information as possible.  Assessment can take up to two sessions depending on your circumstances. This may involve some screening questionnaires to enable me to gather this information as quickly as possible.  During this assessment I will ask you questions about your concerns, how long these have been an issue, as well as more general information about your family, personal background and/or your child's development.  At the end of the assessment a treatment plan will be recommended and you will get an opportunity to ask me any questions you may have about what will happen next.

How much does it cost?

A first session costs £50 and subsequent sessions cost £60 or £330 for 6 sessions (£55 per session) paid in advance.  Fees are paid at the start of each session by cash, cheque or BACs. PAYM and Apple Pay are also available, just ask.  If your fees are being paid by a third party, please let me know.

Will what I say be confidential?

All sessions are private and confidential, whatever the age or situation of the client.  However, it can be helpful to share information, for example with a GP, a teenager's parents or a school, but permission will always be sought before any action is taken.

Confidentiality will only be broken if there are immediate fears for a clients safety or the safety of someone else, but where possible this will occur in discussion with the client about who should be told and how.  

I might discuss your care in my regular supervision with another qualified Psychologist.  This is to ensure that my own work is of good quality and well considered.  All personal details of clients will be anonymised.

I keep computerised records of basic information about my clients, such as name, address, date of birth, contact details, referrers name and General Practitioners name. This information is securely kept and solely for my use. The details will not be passed onto anyone else.