Initial Telephone Consultation
You are welcome to contact me, so that we can arrange an initial conversation over the phone. I think that this is often a good starting point, so that we can have a brief discussion about some of the difficulties your child or family might be struggling with.
Assessment and Therapy
Initially we will meet for an assessment appointment in order for me to develop an understanding of your child’s needs and for us to also get a shared sense of whether I am going to be the right person to help. We can arrange to meet at a time and place that fits for us both. The assessment usually entails me taking a history of how the difficulties have developed over time, as well as some of the possible triggers and maintaining factors. I also try to get a sense of how the difficulties are understood by other members of the family and so at assessment, I might meet with the young person, the parents and sometimes siblings if appropriate.
Following assessment, if you decide to work with me and progress with the recommended therapy, we will agree on a set number of sessions as well as how often we will meet. We will review progress throughout the therapy. Sessions are normally 50-60 minutes long and are usually arranged for the same time each week, however this can be flexible.
The content of our sessions and any notes taken during and after the sessions remain private and confidential. However, there are specific circumstances where I am bound by law to breach confidentiality and involve other professionals; if I believe that you or others are in danger.
I charge £85 for a 50 minutes face to face therapy session, as well as the initial assessment meeting. I charge £100 for letters and reports to schools and other agencies. I use comfortable therapy rooms that are based in the South West London area including Clapham, Putney, Wimbledon and Wandsworth. I also offer sessions in people’s homes where appropriate.