Location and Fees

Location

4 Devonshire Street

Harley Street Medical District

London W1W 5DT

When arriving, please press the upper buzzer to the right of the door. There is a friendly reception staff who will welcome you and direct you to the waiting room, where you are welcome to take a seat unless asked to make your way to my therapy room. For your first session with me, I will come to the waiting room to greet you and show you the way to my room.

Fees (Starting from 1 January 2022)

Individual Psychotherapy

£150  50 mins 

Intensive PTSD and C-PTSD Treatment

£260o Course of 10 sessions of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)  *sessions lasting 90 minutes are normally scheduled 2x/week for approximately 5 weeks, at which point clients may transition to individual psychotherapy, if needed.

* There is an additional £50 paperwork fee to insurance companies per invoice.

Letters, Reports, and Paperwork

Billed at the normal hourly rates as above (except for standard insurance reports and paperwork, which are included in the £50 insurance fee)

Meetings (with educational bodies, social services, mental health teams, etc)

Free for the first 15 minutes

Beyond 15 minutes, billed at the normal hourly rates as above.

* Travel to and from meetings is billed at my hourly rate.

Insurance

STEPS

  1. Contact your insurance company to determine whether your policy covers you for psychotherapy and how many sessions will be covered. If it does, ask them whether you need a referral from your psychiatrist/consultant or GP and request a claim number/authorisation code from them.
  2. Once your insurance company confirms coverage please provide me with your policy number and authorisation code/claim number with your date of birth and address which I will need in order to schedule your session.
  3. I will then liaise with your insurance company to obtain coverage for appointments, send invoices, and track payments.

Currently, I accept insurance payments from the following:

  • Aetna International
  • Aviva
  • Bupa International
  • Allianz
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Global
  • GBG Insurance/Healix

Payment

Payment is due at the time of your appointment unless paying through Aetna International, Aviva, Bupa International (but not Bupa UK), Cigna, Cigna International, Healix, GBG Insurance, or Allianz Insurance Providers, or in advance for online sessions, and may be paid by cash or bank transfer.

Alternatively, payment may be made by credit card or Paypal by clicking the ‘pay now’ button online just after booking your appointment or in your confirmation email.

You may wish to choose to pay monthly in advance (in that case, please discuss with me to let me know the number of sessions you are paying for in advance so that I may keep track and credit you in case we ever have to reschedule).

To pay by bank transfer please use the following account details:

Comfort Shields Ltd

Sort Code: 60-83-71

Account: 30960962

Appointment

NEW AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS

I encourage all clients to set up a repeating weekly session time. Weekly appointments for individuals generally last for 50 minutes or for 90 minutes for treatment of PTSD or Complex Trauma, but depending on a client’s needs, and particularly for personality issues and complex trauma it may be beneficial to meet more intensively.

INITIAL CONSULTATIONS

The initial consultation is about exploring your needs and how I may be able to help you in a relaxed, open and confidential way. Feel free to raise any issues or questions concerning you. I will ask you some questions, but the session is not a test and rather will be more of an informal conversation.

It is a way for you to get to know me and for me to get a sense of understanding of how we can work together to achieve your goals. If you decide to go forward with therapy together, we can discuss progressing with weekly 50-minute therapy or intensive PTSD/Complex trauma therapy of 90-minutes each session.

Sometimes clients will come to me who have issues that are more within another therapist’s area of expertise. If this is the case, I will offer to refer them to another therapist.

Hours by Appointment

Tuesdays and Wednesday: 9.30am to 2.30pm

Thursdays: 10am to 7pm

Fridays: 9am to 1pm

If this is a crisis or emergency call 999 or speak to the Samaritans by calling: 116 123.

Cancellations and Breaks

Weekly therapy attendance is very important to progress. A slot is booked in advance for the meeting. I appreciate as much notice of cancellation as possible. Any missed sessions or cancellations will be charged at the full fee unless at least 48 hours notice is provided in advance, except in the case of illness or emergency.

I have a set of terms and conditions (including a cancellation policy) which will be shared with you before or during your first session.

Note: I do not give extensive advice or do therapy over text or by email. If you need to talk between appointments please feel free to schedule an additional appointment during the week.

Any Other Questions

Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!