SERVICEs & FEES
How much does it cost?
Individual therapy £150 per 50-minute session by Zoom or in person.
Couple therapy £150 per 50-minute session by Zoom or in person. Longer couple therapy sessions are available for 90 minutes charged at £200.
Equine-facilitated therapy £130 per 60-minute session. Sessions take place outdoors, with interaction on the ground and no riding. Masks are optional, but social distancing is maintained.
£100 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.
Client therapy sessions are generally held weekly or fortnightly, to be agreed between us.
I am working remotely by telephone or Zoom for the remainder of 2021 and probably into 2022.
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
Sessions on Zoom: I ask for payment by online bank transfer either before arriving at the session, or within 2 working days on receipt of invoice.
Card payment: remote payment by card is possible, with a £5 surcharge to cover the transaction fee applied by the payment provider.
Insurance funding: 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.
Sessions attended in person: I prefer payment on receipt of invoice by online bank transfer. 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. (No sessions are currently being held in person, only on Zoom.)
Private health insurance
For therapy funded by private health insurance, Sarah is registered with many providers including Cigna, Healix, Vitality, Aetna, Aviva. Referrals from Bupa or AXA are no longer being taken. 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.
For the time being, sessions are being held on Zoom.
When working with clients in person, 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 in person 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.