Joining me for therapy online couldn’t be easier.
Here is what you need to know.
What are the fees?
I offer a free initial phone consultation, so we can begin to get to know each other and to see if we can work together comfortably. Currently each session costs £50 or £35 for concessions – those earning less than £16,000 or NHS staff or counselling students.
A planned price increase did not go ahead in April, so as to be supportive during the crisis, but it will now commence on Monday June 1st. Session fees then will be £55 or £40 for concessions.
For holders of the Blue Light Card – workers in the Emergency Services NHS and Armed Forces – sessions will be at the reduced fee of £35, moving to £40 from June 1st.
Fees are due by the end of the session by bank transfer.
Where to find me?
I am now working online, so you can join me from any place where you can speak freely and confidentially.
We can meet on Skype, Zoom or VSee.
When the lockdown is over, you will find me in the heart of Wimbledon town, SW19, five minutes walk from Wimbledon train station with its overland, District Line tube and Croydon Tramlink connections.
The Northern Line (South Wimbledon) is 12 minutes walk away.
Buses 93, 57, 131, 156 and 164 all serve Wimbledon town centre.
What days and times?
My usual hours are:
Tuesdays 9.30am – 7.00pm
Thursdays 9.30pm – 7.00pm
Fridays available end of May.
Is the room easily accessible?
There is one-step access to the counselling room and the loo is across the hall from the consulting room.
Off-street parking is available.
What is the cancellation policy?
Please give at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel. If it is less than 24 hours, I will not charge for the cancelled session if we manage to rearrange it.
If you come to the session under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we won’t be able to work properly, so I will bring the session to a close.
What about data privacy?
After every session I will make brief notes on paper, your full name will not be used. You are welcome to see your notes at any time. This notebook will be kept in a locked drawer in my office. When our work together is over, your notes will be locked in a safe on my premises. After 72 months it will be destroyed. I do not keep notes electronically.
What about confidentiality?
Everything you say will be confidential, except if I believe you are about to harm yourself or someone else, I will talk to you about this and I may have to get help, for example, from your GP, to keep everyone safe.
I discuss the work with my supervisor without using your name.
For matters around confidentiality and data protection, please do not record the sessions, but you are more than welcome to make notes.
I hold Professional Liability Insurance.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) and I abide by their ethical framework to keep the work safe. The ethical framework of the BACP can be found here:
My work is supervised to give you the best experience.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate.