Bookings and Fees
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Sessions with Elaine cost £60 for an hour and £80 for an hour and a half.
Elaine recommends booking a 90-minute session for the first appointment, but this is not essential. Most subsequent sessions last an hour, but will be mutually agreed with the individual therapist prior to each appointment.
Elaine can take payment by cash, cheque, or bank transfer.
Please be aware that a charge is made for all missed appointments.
Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are charged at the full rate.
Outcome Measures and Evidence Based Practice
Elaine uses recognised outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of our therapy. This will help both you and Elaine keep track of your progress.
Confidentiality: Everything discussed is confidential, Elaine can explain how any records of meetings if any are stored.
People have preconceptions about what it might be like working with a counsellor or therapist – which are not true, and can stop many from working with a professional, even when they're suffering with poor mental health or behavioural patterns that are negatively impacting their life.
We hope to reassure you and give you an idea of what it might be like if you booked a session.
Firstly, sessions last for 1 hour or 1½ hours. Most people can be helped in 4 to 6 sessions – some people need only one or two and others with more complex difficulties may require more. Our aim is to help you in as few sessions as possible.
All of us work with the same approach and we will:
Ensure that you start to feel better immediately – we don't believe you have to feel worse before you can feel better
Offer practical techniques to deal with mental and emotional distress
Use knowledge from your past to help you move on, rather than dwelling on it endlessly
Deal swiftly with trauma from the past using a technique that avoids your having to speak of all the details
Teach you how to relax so that you can deal better with life's challenges
Give you useful information about the neurology and biology of your difficulty, should it be helpful
Help you identify areas where your needs are not being well met and why this is so
Work out realistic and achievable goals for you
Agree on the best strategies for you to use
Help you to use and develop your own resources
Help you to develop valuable life skills which will enable you to make changes and move on
If you have a question or are unsure about whether therapy or counselling is right for you, please ask. Call Elaine …