Frequently Asked Questions
What is the length of psychotherapy sessions, and how much do they cost?
The standard length of psychological therapy sessions will be 50 minutes at a consultation fee of £120 per session. Sessions are to be paid for in full by cash, cheque or bank transfer on the day of the consultation. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you require a cancellation to avoid being charged for the session.
How long do people stay in therapy?
Generally the course of psychological therapy lasts 10-12 sessions. Some clients may not need as many sessions, whilst others may require many more depending on individual presenting issues.
Should we agree to work together i will advise you how many sessions I believe you would need.
However, after we devise the treatment plan you are no under obligation to continue with the therapy should you feel it's not of benefit to you. On the other hand, if we complete agreed number of sessions but you want to continue with the therapy you can do so as long as we find it helpful.
What if I need to cancel a session?
For telephone, online and face to face consultations, the full fee will be charged for less than 24 hours notice. This policy enables me to offer you flexibility when you need it, as well as recognising that both parties have rights and responsibilities for clear and respectful boundaries to be mutually honoured.
I will always do my best to offer telephone or skype consultations in place of sessions, for whatever length of time you require, where unexpected circumstances mean you cannot see me face to face....or find an alternative time for you to see me face to face, if this is your preference.
How does confidentiality work?
Everything you disclose to me will be treated as confidential. This includes emails, texts and my therapy notes. However, there are some exceptions - I have a legal responsibility to inform an appropriate authority should I have reason to believe that you may cause harm to yourself or others. I am also legally required to take my caseload to supervision, in which your identity will be kept confidential.
Where is your private practice located?
My private clinic is in the heart of St. John's Wood, in easy reach of residents of Primrose Hill, Maida Vale and Hampstead.
58 Acacia Road
St John's Wood
My office is within moments of the St. John's Wood Underground Station, and St John's Wood High Street and close to the American School.