Let’s work out 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're self funding and want sufficient time to cover more ground in every session, while saving yourself £60 every session (you read that right!), I've got a current offer on telephone sessions, so we could chat about how you could optimise and experiment with these to best suit you.
If you’ve got mental health insurance cover with WPA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna or Cigna International, I’d love to help you make the most of it too, for all therapy approaches and session lengths that interest you. I have a specific package for Bupa clients too, to match their funding.
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 specialism is in helping people achieve rapid, positive, lasting results by integrating the best of these approaches for maximum potency... well, I'm excited!
Free support between all your sessions
My fee includes the opportunity for you to reach out to me between all your sessions whenever it'd be helpful to you to share your reflections, insights and requests, and whenever you could do with an additional "pep talk" to help you overcome avoidance and take a bold step forward. Please take advantage of this to make more progress in your every day life!
50-60 minutes: great 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.
The standard "therapy hour" of 50-60 minutes has a solid research base of many decades. This length works well if you want to develop steady progress over a course of weekly or fortnightly sessions - even with a very busy schedule.
This can shift to monthly sessions once we've made a strong start, if you'd like help to keep going from strength to strength.
70 - 100 minute sessions: great for deeper shifts
If you'd like to move forwards more rapidly, explore things more broadly or heal more fully within each session, you might like to experiment with some 70 - 100 minute sessions. All sessions are charged pro rata so its easy to book in a very flexible way.
- 70 minute sessions are £210
- 80 minute sessions are £240
- 90 minute sessions are £270
- 100 minute sessions are £300
If you know you'd benefit from longer sessions but would struggle to self-fund them, you're welcome to take advantage of my current phone session offer - see below.
70-100 minute sessions are my gold standard for deeper insight, shifts and healing, as this gives me a more realistic opportunity to help you work through a complex, multi-dimensional issue or dilemma, make an important breakthrough, or heal a major fear or trigger "in one go".
Booking some longer sessions enables me to share more tools and strategies with you too, and, extra importantly, to have sufficient time for practicing them supportively with me, before applying them with more confidence and skill in your life outside of sessions.
Current phone session offer
If you're self funding, need your finances to stretch further and are keen to see results happen quickly, you're very welcome to take advantage of £60 worth of an additional 20 minutes of free session for all phone sessions you'd like to book until January 2023!
This means for my standard fee of £150 you get the benefits the longer sessions of 70 minutes, while giving yourself all the flexibility to have sessions from wherever you feel most comfy, grounded or productive - whether that's your sofa, bedroom, or outdoors in nature -while saving yourself £360 over 6 sessions, or £720 over 12 sessions!
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 on a weekly basis while processing disturbing memories.
So, following evidence based guidance does mean a greater initial investment in your wellbeing, but also means you will need to pay for significantly less sessions overall, as you will be doing sessions with sufficient momentum to get you through "the swamp" to the other side of processing painful material safely and effectively.
Personally I find 70 minutes - £210 - to be an optimum balance of time money energy effectiveness 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. How? So, for every hour in session, I typically spend another hour "behind the scenes", and 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 help you move forwards
Fortnightly practice supervision with other specialists
Weekly coaching and mentoring to keep me growing in insight
Very regular 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 to live what I teach from the inside out
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, Healix, Vitality and Bupa.
Many people's policies fund all range of session lengths with me, but do check what your mental health spend cap is in a year. I’m very used to creating a good framework that fits within different policies, including those with a strict funding cap such as Bupa, as I want you to capitalise on your allowance.
How many sessions will you need?
For a realistic and focussed framework, CBT research recommends booking an initial 6 sessions. If you’re seeking help with a challenge that’s recently arisen, or you have a few specific aims, then 6 to 10 sessions may well be plenty.
Your willingness to experiment with new ways of thinking and doing things will influence the number of sessions you’ll need. Like developing any skill such as speaking a new language – the more you simply commit to practice, the faster you’ll learn new abilities to help you get where you want to go!
However, rushing adds to stress, as I’m sure you know only too well! This isn’t very therapeutic! So, if you have several needs or goals, many people opt for somewhere between 10 and 20 sessions to help them keep going from strength to strength.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking “how many sessions do I need to fix myself” (everyone asks this at some level!) but it’s much more helpful to view this as an opportunity for empowerment rather than "fixing"!!
We’ll review our work regularly and fine tune as we go, to ensure you get the most out of sessions, whatever number you decide on.
Complex life situations or long standing inner patterns may need slightly longer term assistance to help you truly heal or break free. However, even when people say “I don’t see any way out, or, “I’ve had this problem for as long as I can remember”, there is definitely hope. It’s simply not true that “people don’t really change”. With proper support, focus and openness to change, we all can. The most uplifting song I’ve heard is by Eric Bibb: “see every rock as a boost and every stumbling block as a stepping stone – lift your head and hold your own and keep going on – if someone like me can make it, I know you can.” Yes!