Initial Telephone Consultation
I think that a good starting point is for us to speak over the phone initially so that we can have a conversation about some of the difficulties your child might be struggling with. I can answer any questions you may have, and we can think together about whether I am going to be the right person to help.
The assessment involves us exploring your child’s strengths and difficulties in more detail, thinking together about how these difficulties might have developed over time and what might be keeping them going. I also try to get a sense of how the difficulties are understood by other members of the family. The assessment helps us to collaboratively agree a plan for therapy.
If your child chooses to work with me, we will decide on a time to meet that fits for both of us. Sessions are usually 50 minutes long and are normally arranged for the same time once a week, where possible. Initially, we will agree on a set number of sessions, usually six, and possibly extend the therapy if needed. We will review sessions regularly to ensure your child feels that they are getting the most out of therapy and you are not tied into any commitment.
Initial telephone consultation: free
Initial assessment: £160 for a 60-90 minute meeting
Therapy sessions: £110 for a 50 minute session
I am also registered with some of the main private insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, AVIVA and Vitality.