Work out the practicals!
You can work with me at whatever frequency best fits your practical needs and finances, and move flexibly between different session lengths as well.
If you’ve got cover with WPA, Aviva, Cigna / Cigna Global, Bupa / Bupa Global, CS Healthcare or Vitality, I’ll help you make the most of it.
If you're self funding and want to take advantage of deeper, longer sessions at no additional cost, I've got an offer on telephone sessions - read on!
A cost effective investment
CBT, EMDR, ACT, CFT and coaching approaches have all been developed with deliberate attention to time and cost effectiveness for both immediate and long-term gain. My fee includes free resources including insight questionnaires, worksheets and the opportunity to email me with as much-pre session preparation as you'd like.
50-60 minutes: good for weekly or fortnightly sessions
50 minute sessions with me online and in person are £150
60 minute sessions with me online and in person are £180
These session lengths enable steady progress over a course of weekly or fortnightly sessions, and can move to monthly sessions to reflect your onward progress.
70 - 100 minute sessions: good for deeper shifts
70 - 100 minute sessions work particularly well if you'd like to explore things more deeply, progress more rapidly or heal more fully in a session - especially if you're facing some complex, multi-dimensional issues or dilemmas. This time frame is also more realistic if you'd like a more comprehensive "tool kit" in any one session, or more space for practicing techniques with my support, so you can successfully apply them in your life.
You can vary the length of sessions to suit the topic. Sessions are charged pro rata to flexibly match this.
- 70 minute sessions are £210
- 80 minute sessions are £240
- 90 minute sessions are £270
- 100 minute sessions are £300
Phone session offer
If you're self funding, for any phone session of 50 minutes or longer, you're very welcome to take advantage of an additional 20 minutes of free session time, which is equivalent of £60 in session time value. This means you get the benefits of a longer session with more depth and breadth, but at no extra charge.
Why am I doing this? I'm keen to encourage my clients to experiment with phone sessions because once people try it, like me, they find it's a great alternative for preventing screen fatigue and creating the opportunity to enhance clarity of thinking by walking or sitting outdoors.
EMDR session fees
EMDR practice guidelines are clear that for EMDR sessions to be effective, they need to be 60-90 minutes minutes - £180 to £270 - and take place no less than weekly while processing disturbing memories.
Evidence based guidance demonstrates that a greater initial investment in your wellbeing with longer sessions at the outset achieves greater momentum with excellent outcomes. This is likely to mean a financial saving, as fewer sessions overall may well be needed to resolve your issues safely and effectively.
Listening to client feedback, 70 minutes - £210 - appears to be an optimum session length, energy and outcome-wise for most people.
What's included in my fee?
A high percentage of your consultation fee is re-invested straight back into ensuring you have a truly positive, and beneficial experience. For every hour in session, I typically spend another hour "behind the scenes". Your fee includes;
Between session contact via text, email or voice note to help you achieve your goals
Session preparation, research time, and the development of engaging methods to support your progress
Fortnightly confidential practice supervision with other specialists
Weekly online training workshops to hone the skills I can offer you
My accreditation with leading regulatory bodies
My membership with professional research affiliations
Comprehensive practice insurance
Personal development workshops & mentoring to embody what I teach
Take advantage of a free 30 minute phone consultation
Please feel free to take this opportunity to ask me any questions you'd like, explore whether we might make a good team match and chat through options, without pressure
If you have health insurance cover
I’m currently accepting clients with Aviva, WPA, Cigna, Cigna International, CS Healthcare, Vitality and Bupa.
Insurance policies can be very varied - some fund all range of session lengths for as many sessions as needed, others have a tight financial and/or time limit. I work creatively to set up a flexible framework that fits within different policies, including those with a strict funding cap such as Bupa. Please check what your mental health spend cap is in a year before we speak so we can plan clearly together.
True wealth is having the knowledge to navigate the obstacles that inhibit your ability to soar”
— Ru Paul
I’m amazed at how much we achieved in such a short space of time. Sessions with Eleanor far exceeded my expectations about what I could positively change.”
How many sessions will you need?
This will vary hugely, depending on how many issues you'd like to address and the aims you have for personal and professional growth.
Your courage and willingness to actively experiment with different ways of responding to your triggers and difficult inner and outer experiences in your every day life will significantly influence the number of sessions you'll need.
Best practice research recommends typically booking a course of 6 sessions at a time for a balance of continuity and focus.
If you’re seeking help with a challenge that’s recently arisen, or you have a few specific aims, then 6 to 12 sessions may well be plenty.
For complex life situations or long standing patterns, it's wise to plan for a longer course of assistance, as this is more likely to help you truly heal or break free for the longer term. I will support you to overcome avoidance and open up to a more empowered stance in your life.
We'll review our work regularly, and adjust as necessary, to ensure you get the most out of your sessions.
Working with Eleanor has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was concerned it was going to be a bit self indulgent, but I can see how everyone around me appreciates a much more balanced, aware and upbeat me!”