Terms

Session rates:

Initial 20-30 minute consultation: Free

Individuals:

Session 1:

  • £60 for the first case history appointment of 2 hours
Session 2 onwards:
  • £55 for each of the following 1 and a half hour sessions.
  • £45 for clients choosing 1 hour pure counselling sessions.
Age 13-18: -  Counselling (and Hypnotherapy if required): £27 for each 1 hour session.

Age: 19-25: £37 for each 1 hour session

Couples Work:

£70 for the first one-off 2 hour case history session

Session 2 onwards: £60 for each 1 hour and 15 minute session.

Clients on benefits/low income/students:

  • I have a limited number of concessional spaces. Concessions to be discussed/agreed on an individual basis.

Session Length:

My sessions are slightly longer than some therapists but I feel that particularly where clients are having hypnotherapy, additional time is needed to process the experience.

Where clients wish to work with counselling only, 1 hour long sessions are available as is the norm in the profession.

For couples my sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Number of sessions:

All treatment programmes are unique and are tailored to the client's very specific issues and individual circumstances. Some clients want to work with Hypnotherapy and others prefer the pure Counselling route. I do not use hypnotherapy with couples.

For couples normally the miniumum number of counselling sessions is 6.

With Hypnotherapy, some problems and conditions can be treated very quickly and effectively within as little as 4-6 sessions.  For example, some phobias, behavioural issues and pain control techniques can often be worked through with few sessions.

The average number of client sessions with hypnotherapy is around 6-8 but this will be discussed with you in the initial assessment session.

Treatments where more background exploration and counselling is required for problem identification and resolution, can take longer. Some clients prefer this medium term work; working at their own pace. I work in either the short term or medium-term.

At a free initial consultation we can explore your issues and talk about a potential programme that is right for you and your long term well-being.


Specialist Programmes for Hypnotherapy:

Smoking Cessation Treatment:

Initial free consultation: If required.

2 Sessions:

  • Session 1: Around 2 and a half  hours
  • Session 2: Around 1and a half hours
Total Cost:
  • £170 - that is, £85 per session. (approximately the cost of 1 month's supply of cigarettes for a 20 a day smoker).

Childbirth Preparation/HypnoBirthing:

3 sessions in preparation for labour and delivery.  Includes relaxation techniques/self hypnosis, pain control methods and bespoke hypnotherapeutic interventions designed for each client.

Cost:

  • £55 per session.

Telephone or Skype Counselling:

I do not normally offer telephone or Skype counselling as a substitution for face to face counselling.  However, occasionally clients do need support and guidance in between their sessions and telephone or Skype counselling can be effective and beneficial. I of course will also work with a client on the telephone if their location makes face to face counselling prohibitive. 

The cost is £25 for up to 30 minutes or £45 for up to an hour.

Fee Policy:

I sometimes say to clients to see their therapy as an investment in themselves and their lives. We may spend hundreds of pounds for an annual holiday and the effects of the break can be short lived. But it is difficult to put a value on the life changing effects that professional therapy and personal development can bring to our lives. And the benefits are permanent and fulfilling. It is our gift to our self.

Seminars and Workshops:

Please contact me to discuss requirements and costs.  Each workshop is bespoke and specifically tailored to the audience.