Practicalities

Location

My consulting room is conveniently located in Marylebone W1, central London, just 5 minutes walk from Baker Street tube station with on-street parking and car-parks nearby.

Initial Meeting

The initial appointment is an opportunity to understand more about Psychotherapy, Counselling or PsyCoaching and to decide whether you wish to continue with the work.

Duration

Psychotherapy or Counselling sessions for couples usually last for 60 minutes; and for individuals usually last 50 minutes. We can work on a limited-period basis or on an open-ended basis for more in-depth work. This can be reviewed by you at any stage. PsyCoaching and Executive Psychotherapy sessions are by arrangement.

Fees

I have a sliding scale of fees, subject to a minimum and a maximum, which I can explain when we are in contact. PsyCoaching and Executive Psychotherapy fees are set differently and depend partly on session duration and frequency.

Frequency

If you do decide to proceed with Psychotherapy or Counselling, you will be asked to commit to attending regular sessions, which makes the work more effective. Generally, once weekly sessions are the norm for Psychotherapy and Counselling, but greater frequency is available if appropriate. PsyCoaching and Executive Psychotherapy sessions are by arrangement.

Cancellations and Missed Sessions

Once the initial appointment has been booked, I will need at least 2 full business days notice if you decide to cancel the initial session, otherwise the full fee is payable. If, after the initial appointment, you decide to continue with Psychotherapy or Counselling, we would normally agree a regular time which will be set aside for you as a dedicated on-going slot – and so all sessions, whether attended or not, will need to be paid for. The cancellation notice period for PsyCoaching and Executive Psychotherapy will depend on session frequency and will be discussed, but would always be a minimum of 3 full business days.

Confidentiality & Ethics

I attach the highest importance to the maintenance of clients’ confidentiality. In this and other ethical regards I abide by the Ethical Guidelines of the British Psychoanalytic Council.The services I offer are private and confidential. I will not normally give information about you to anyone other than my clinical supervisors, unless: I have reason to believe that someone, especially a child, is at risk of serious harm; or if I have a legal duty to disclose information or where disclosure is permitted by law and is required to protect my interest; or where disclosure is made at your request or with your consent. If your service is being paid for by another organisation or agency, such as your employer, I may disclose how many sessions you have attended but will not normally give any information about the content of sessions.

Client Records and Data Protection

I keep confidential records and statistics about clients. All records are kept secure and subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.