Whilst most therapists will charge you for the first
meeting I offer the initial assessment free of charge.
I see this time as an opportunity for us to clarify the issues that
have led you to consider psychotherapy and your expectations as to its
outcome. It may also be a chance for you to ask questions about me, my
background, clinical work and qualifications as well as make your mind
as to whether you feel confident that we can work together.
By the end of this session I aim to discuss therapy
options with you, including other services if for any reason therapy
seems impracticable with me. If we agree to continue, we will discuss
availability and fees as based on a sliding-scale ranging from £40.00
for individuals who meet certain financial criteria to £65.00.
Please note that once a session is booked it is
automatically subjected to a 48h cancellation policy.
This includes the first free initial appointment.
Cancellations occurring less than 48h before the actual time of the
appointment will have to be paid in full. If the first session is
cancelled outside the 48h cancellation policy then the following
appointment, even though still a first meeting, will have to be paid as
agreed during this session.