How much does it cost
Individual therapy £105 per 50-minute session by Zoom or in person.
Couple therapy £105 per 50-minute session by Zoom or in person. Imago therapy sessions are 90 minutes charged at £200.
Equine-facilitated therapy £115 per 60-minute session. Sessions take place outdoors. Masks are optional, but social distancing is maintained.
£90 per 50-minute session by Zoom or telephone or in person. I am working remotely by Zoom for the time being, which is likely to be the case for several months. Attendance in person is to be reviewed in future, subject to Covid restrictions and an undertaking by the client(s) to observe hygiene measures such as wearing a mask and use of sanitising hand gel. Vaccination status may also be taken into consideration.
Client therapy sessions are generally held weekly or fortnightly, to be agreed between us.
I supervise counsellors and psychotherapists. As a supervisor accredited by COSRT, psychosexual and relationship therapy work is also part of my supervision portfolio. I also supervise equine-facilitated sessions, as well as clinical traumatology work. I’m a supervisor accredited by BACP and COSRT.
My cancellation policy is 3 working days’ notice, otherwise the appointment fee is payable. I often find that I am holding diary time in good faith for much longer than the notice that clients may give for cancellation, so this policy helps to address the balance of risk and commitment.
Payment can be made at the session by cash or card. If paying by card, you enter your PIN to authorise the transaction using a card reader called iZettle.
Otherwise, I ask for payment by online bank transfer either before arriving at the session, or within 2 working days on receipt of invoice.
If private health insurance is being used, I ask for the billing details such as policy number and authorisation code before sessions begin, to ensure a smooth billing process.
Private health insurance
For therapy funded by private health insurance, Sarah is registered with many providers including Allianz, Aetna, Aviva 600067240, AXA PPP SB07268, Cigna 133418, Vitality / PruHealth / Standard Life SP073548, and WPA 920334556, BUPA 30003277 for Bupa Global (but there may be a limited number of places for Bupa UK clients). Sarah is listed on HealthCode’s Private Practice Register.
Please let me know if you’d like to claim on your health insurance, so we can make the arrangements for your sessions to be invoiced directly to your insurance company. This involves obtaining an authorisation code from your insurer, often after you get a referral from your GP for counselling.
I practice from discreet premises just outside Malmesbury within easy access of the A429 and with free onsite parking on the driveway right outside the premises (SN16 9JF).
Sessions are held in a dedicated counselling room on the ground floor of my home premises.
I am happy to work to an agreed number of sessions, so you know the amount you will be spending. Or we can work in an ongoing way, where you simply let me know when you’re ready to make the next session the last one.
People often ask how many sessions they will need. Some clients come for a few weeks, others for many months. Either way, you can decide how long you want the counselling to last. It may take some time to reach a deeper understanding of the issues, before finding the most appropriate changes or ways to resolve difficulties. The number of sessions may depend on your desired outcome and the length of the evolving conversation. But we can monitor this as we go along, so you feel in control of the process.
When starting therapy, I ask clients to commit to an ending session in person so that we can wrap up the work together satisfactorily. Many clients say that endings in social or family relationships can be difficult, so that’s why I uphold attendance at an ending session as an important part of our working relationship.