I charge £40 per session; reviewed annually. A session is about 50 minutes, but not usually more than an hour.
I offer a sliding scale for clients of limited income to attend at a reduced rate – to be mutually agreed. I cannot offer this to everyone but feel free to ask me if you are low-waged or experiencing financial difficulties.
£10 first meeting
I offer a reduced rate 30 minute session for us to meet and ask a few questions. This is a meeting to get a sense of who I am and whether we will be able to work together. If we agree to go on to work together I may suggest that we have 6 or 8 sessions as a trial period to see if my style of therapy is going to work for you. Then we may either stop or agree to continue, sometimes in an open-ended way, until we agree to finish. If for any reason you feel like stopping, we discuss this openly and work towards an ending.
There are 2 steps up to my room in Todmorden and a step up into the loo, making it unpractical for some wheelchair users. So I also see clients in the Hebden Bridge Therapy Center which has lift access.
Once we have agreed to work together we may agree to meet weekly or fortnightly. It is rarely effective to meet less often and can even be disruptive to meet erratically. So I recommend you stick with the agreed frequency and discuss any need for flexibility if it arises. If you cancel frequently I may suggest that we stop work until you are able to attend regularly.
I abide by the code of practise and ethics of my professional organisation the BACP. You can contact the BACP for advice on choosing a therapist or for queries or complaints about a therapist.