How much does it cost?

I offer a 15-minute exploratory phone call or Zoom meeting free of charge to explore what you’re looking for, so we can discuss if working together would be a good fit. After that, full sessions of 50+ minutes are chargeable.

Individual therapy £150 per 50-minute session by Zoom.

Couple therapy £150 per 50-minute session by Zoom.   Longer couple therapy sessions are available for 60 minutes at £160, 75 minutes at £175, or 90 minutes at £200.

Equine-facilitated therapy £130 per 60-minute session. Sessions take place outdoors, with interaction on the ground and no riding. 

£120 per 50-minute session by Zoom.
Usual frequency of supervision is monthly. 

Online sessions
I work on Zoom. 

Session frequency
Client therapy sessions are generally held weekly or fortnightly, to be agreed between us.

VAT is included in the above fees at 20%, as a requirement by HMRC.

Supervision service
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 methods

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.

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.  

Please let me know in advance if you’d like to claim on your health insurance, so we can make arrangements for your sessions to be invoiced directly to your insurance company. 

Otherwise, I can invoice you so that you can claim on your policy for reimbursement.

If private health insurance is being used, I ask you to obtain from your insurer the billing details such as your membership number and authorisation code. You will also need to check that your insurer accepts invoices where VAT is added by the provider.

Practical details

Sessions are being held on Zoom.

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.