Fees

Session fees

Individual therapy £80 per 50-minute session.

Couple therapy £80 per 50-minute session.

Equine-facilitated therapy £90 per 60-minute session.

Supervision £60 per hour.

Sessions are generally held weekly or fortnightly.

My cancellation policy is 3 working days’ notice, otherwise the session 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.

The fee for group sessions or training facilitation is discussed and agreed depending on the nature of the assignment.

Payment methods

Payment can be made at the session by cash or card; or you can pay by online banking transfer (bank account details will be shown on the invoice from Ashlar Evolution). Usually, online payment is requested in advance of arriving at the session.

Private health insurance

For therapy funded by private health insurance, Sarah is registered with many providers including Allianz, Aviva 600067240, AXA PPP SB07268, BUPA 30003277, Cigna 133418,  Vitality/PruHealth/Standard Life SP073548, and WPA 920334556. 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.

Practical details

I practice from discreet premises just outside Malmesbury within easy access of the A429 and with onsite parking (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.

If you are interested in talking to me about working together, then please do get in touch.

We can have a brief chat on the phone to discuss your interest in starting counselling or in the equine-facilitated approach, with a view to arranging an initial appointment for you.