Initial therapy meeting
Our first meeting together is an opportunity for us to explore what has brought you to therapy, and allows us to get a sense for how it might be to work together. There is no obligation to start working together after this meeting, and there is space in the days afterwards to reflect before proceeding to a course of therapy.
I am happy to speak for 15-20 minutes on the phone before potentially scheduling an initial therapy session.
Length and frequency of therapy
I offer both short-term (around 10 weeks) and open-ended therapy (up to three years). While we may agree a notional length to our work at the start, this can be revisited at any time. Appointments are weekly and last fifty minutes. This fifty minute session also includes any scheduling we may need to do for future appointments. Typically I do not see clients fortnightly at the outset, but it may be possible to meet less frequently at a later stage in our work together.
I currently offer in-person appointments in Central London on Mondays (4pm – 9pm), and online appointments via Zoom on Thursdays (8am – 8pm). I currently have availability for new in-person and new online clients.
I practice in Central London at The Bloomsbury Therapy Centre (Bristol House, 80A Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BA). The centre is within easy walking distance of a number of stations, with Holborn Underground Station being just a 3 minute walk away.
The Bloomsbury Therapy Centre is located on the ground floor of Bristol House, which is accessed through an entrance just to the right of The Paper Shop.
Unfortunately, although the centre is located on the ground floor, it is a up a couple of steps once inside the main building and is therefore not wheelchair accessible.
My rates are:
- In-person (Mondays): £85 per fifty minute session.
- Online (Thursdays): £65 per fifty minute session.
Returning clients return on our last agreed fee.
I accept payment by cash, cheque, card payment and bank transfer.
I can sometimes offer my Monday appointment slots as online therapy sessions. Because I am at a venue which I rent on a Monday, my rate for both in-person and online sessions on Mondays is £85/fifty min session.
I review my fees each year and typically provide six months notice to my existing clients if my rates are to increase.
General terms for individual psychotherapy
This document was last updated on the 14th November, 2022.
I currently allow around twenty minutes to air my consultation room between clients.
My cancellation fee (please see general terms document above) does not apply if appointments are cancelled because you need to isolate, test positive for Covid, or develop coronavirus symptoms.
mob: 07876 784345
I offer counselling and psychotherapy by appointment only. If you need someone to speak to now, Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year (call 116 123).
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