The cost of self-funded CBT is £95 per 60-minute session. This will not increase during the course of therapy.
My standard fee for supervision is £110 per hour. In certain circumstances, I am sometimes able to offer concessionary supervision rates (£80-£110).
Next available CBT space
Step 1: Confirm available space and make enquiry
After confirming that I have a CBT space available at a time that works for you, I will provide you with a secure online enquiry form (which you access through your email plus a code sent to your phone). You will be asked to provide some details, including information about your current and past mental health circumstances. I will check this before confirming whether it appears suitable for us to book an appointment together. Indicators of suitability for us to work together in my private CBT practice include:
- Age 17 or older
- Based in the UK
- Not requiring more intensive support (e.g., not currently actively suicidal; or requiring medical treatment; current Body Mass Index [BMI] of at least 15.00; not underweight while losing weight rapidly)
Step 2: Register and book initial CBT assessment session(s)
You will be asked to complete an online registration form, and invited to consent to my therapy terms and conditions. We can then book in for 1 or 2 initial assessment sessions together.
One of the main aims of these initial sessions is get a sense of how we might work together. This includes starting to build a shared understanding of what’s going on for you, what your goals and priorities are, and what some of the first tasks of therapy may be.
Step 3: Continue with CBT sessions
Providing that we are in agreement that we can work well together, and you wish to continue, we will do so. A plan regarding the anticipated number of therapy sessions will be discussed. This is based on what you’d like to work on, your preferences, recommendations under relevant National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and other recommendations and research. If I were to consider your problem to be outside of my skill set (or for it to be unsafe for us to work together in my private practice) I would make recommendations for more suitable possible sources of help.
After agreeing to work together, we would regularly review how things are going. We can usually expect to have a good idea about whether sessions are going to be helpful within the first four CBT sessions. Two-way feedback is a crucial part of CBT. I actively seek your opinions about what you most need from sessions, and may gently share my observations on specific challenges within or outside of sessions.
CBT sessions are usually on the same day and at the same time each week. Sessions are weekly (or most weeks) to begin with. Some people choose to switch to less frequent sessions towards the end of therapy. I ask that you aim to inform me of your decision to bring CBT to an end prior to your final session (ideally at least one session before), as this enables us to plan for your final session together. You are under no obligation to commit to a specific number of sessions, and you can choose to bring CBT to an end at whatever point feels right to you.