*Please note my private practice held in Jesmond, Newcastle is currently suspended; I am holding all sessions via video conference or over the phone. You are welcome to email me about working in this way: firstname.lastname@example.org
I use a secure online meeting platform to provide online counselling sessions to your home, office, or even your car. All you will need are access to the internet (strong enough to watch Netflix), a device that has a camera (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and a safe, quiet and private space to speak from. I also recommend earphones to help with sound quality and to create a feeling of privacy.
Some of the benefits of online therapy are:
You can have therapy whenever and wherever you are
You might discover you are more comfortable speaking from the comfort of home
Therapy can work around your life (payment of cancellation fees is less likely)
If you'd like to explore working together online, send me an email to arrange a free 15min introductory session to see how you find meeting online. Email email@example.com
15-minute introductory phone call / online video meeting: FREE
50-minute face-to-face/online initial consultation session: £25
50-minute face-to-face/online weekly therapy session: £50
Payment is made in advance of the session by bank transfer. Online payment is possible on request. Once payment is received, an automated confirmation will be sent to your email address.
The session fee is frequently reviewed and may change. Notice of a change to the cost of your sessions will be given with a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice. I remain open to conversations about the affordability of sessions.
My fees are as follows:
I ask for one week's notice when cancelling or rescheduling appointments. This means that I will not charge any fee were notice of one week or more is given.
If you cancel with less than one week’s notice, I charge the full fee. Please note that this includes cancellations due to weather. In the event that one of us is not able to attend the session in-person due to adverse weather, we will move the session to an online video meeting or phone call.
In the instance that you cancel with less than one week’s notice and I am able to fill the appointment slot by offering it to someone else, I will refund the fee to you.
If you are unwell on the day of a face-to-face session please let me know. If you are able to speak, we will move the session to an online video meeting or phone call, otherwise the full fee is chargeable. If you are unwell on the day of a video session and would prefer to hold the session over the phone, please let me know. Otherwise the full fee is chargeable.