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. During office hours (9am-5pm) 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.

Nearest Underground Stations: Great Portland Street and Regents Park stations are just a few minutes away by foot.

Fees

Individual Psychotherapy

£150  per 50 minute weekly session

£270  per 90 minute weekly session

  • I recommend scheduling a longer session of 90-minutes for your first session to have time to talk through your life history and needs and wishes for therapy.
  • I currently have a waiting list for reduced/concession rate sessions for patients who are unable to work or who are on a reduced income.

Intensive PTSD and C-PTSD Treatment (EMDR or NET)

£2750 per block of 10 sessions of 90 minutes

£300 per 90 minute session

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) last 90 minutes per session and are ideally scheduled one or two times per week for approximately 10-12 sessions, at which point clients may add more trauma sessions or transition to individual psychotherapy, if needed.

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) includes a written narrative of approximately 8-20 pages depending on each individual’s experience, which you will receive at the end of the treatment.

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

Payment

Please make payment monthly in advance (for the number of sessions falling in the month) or on the day of your appointment. For EMDR and NET, you may choose to pay for a block of 10 sessions in advance.

Please use the following bank transfer details:

Comfort Shields Ltd

Sort Code: 60-83-71

Account: 30960962

Private Insurance

I will be glad to bill your insurance provider directly. I accept Aetna International, Aviva, Bupa International (but not Bupa UK), Cigna, Cigna International, GBG Insurance, or Allianz Insurance Providers.

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.

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.

Appointment

NEW AND REGULAR APPOINTMENTS

I encourage all clients to set up a repeating weekly or twice 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 trauma it may be beneficial to meet more intensively.

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!