Sessions and Fees

Cancellation Policy: 

Fees for cancelled or missed sessions are still payable unless 24 hours prior notice is given or if there are particularly extenuating circumstances.

Payment:

This is to confirm your initial booking. Please only pay once we have agreed a day and time for your appointment. You cay pay by clicking the Paypal link below, or contact me for bank details to make a transfer. Thank You.

Counselling sessions are normally weekly and each session last for one hour.

The number of sessions varies with each individual; my approach is flexible to meet your individual needs. I am solution focussed - sometimes it is important to spend time talking about what has happened and sometimes it is better to be challenged, to process and to move to a better place.

To start with we will have an initial assessment - a chance to see how we will work together, time to discuss the counselling contract and for you to tell me what has brought you to counselling.

Regular reviews of our work will take place.

Daytime and evening appointments are available.

Fees & Payment:

My rates are £60 per hour and I do ask for pre-payment to confirm the booking. If you have health insurance then you will need to obtain pre-authorisation for the first meeting beforehand. The hourly rate applies to counselling sessions and to any report writing or other time where you request my services.

I do have a limited number of concessionary rate places which come available from time to time, if this could be relevant for you then please do ask. At present, if you are struggling financially as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic then I will offer you to 'Pay what you can' for counselling sessions.

I am registered with most health insurance companies; if your health insurance covers you for counselling/psychotherapy then it is likely that you can claim back the cost of counselling sessions. You will need to obtain pre-authorisation prior to the first session - if your insurer requires any forms/information from me then I can do this for you. Please understand that you will be liable for fees if your insurer declines to cover you.

Recently I've been told that a few clients are finding that AXA are saying they won't cover them for psychotherapy - if this happens then it is likely that if you have a referral letter for Psychotherapy from your GP then AXA will then authorise sessions  (I have contacted AXA today 06/10/2020 to confirm this) - you don't need to see someone on the Guernsey list of Psychiatrists which is what may be suggested. I am registered with AXA as a provider for psychotherapy.

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