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Before making your first appointment:
You are welcome to contact Richard or Lina by phone or e-mail, to ask any questions or express any concerns which you might have.

Making an appointment:
All consultations are by appointment — please phone or e-mail to arrange one.

The first session:
Your first appointment carries no obligation to continue with further sessions; this is for you to decide at the end of the first meeting, or later if you prefer.

At this initial meeting, not only will you begin to describe the circumstances or concerns which have prompted you to seek therapy, you are likely to be making some initial judgements about how reliable and safe you experience working with either Richard or Lina.

Equally, depending on your choice of therapist, an initial appraisal will be made by Lina or Richard as to whether they think they can help you with the issues that you bring.  At the end of the session, they will provide you with an assessment of how therapy could be helpful — or not (there is no intention of wasting your time, or your money).

Only then, or later, is a decision reached as to whether to arrange further sessions.

Fees

Therapy Fees:-
Individuals: £65 per 50 mins session/ £40 for 25 mins session (telephone and face to face)
Couples: £80 per 1.5-hours session; (£55 per 1-hour session).
Reduced rates: for trainee therapists and clients on low incomes — by negotiation*

Clinical Supervision Fees:-
Standard rate: £90 per 90 mins session.
Trainee and volunteer therapists: £60 per 1.5-hours session.
Reduced rates: dependent on circumstances and by negotiation*

Mediation and Consultancy Fees:  by negotiation*

NB Cancellations and postponements: made with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.

( *Negotiation of Fees: please phone me to discuss your circumstances