Fiona Spencer Counselling Psychology Practice.
Appointments and fees for Counselling Psychology and Supervision services.
This page gives details about the process of referral, when appointments are available, the costs, and the options if you are covered by private health insurance or employee assistance.
Clients can reach my by self-referral, or at the suggestion of their GP, or by referral through an EAP (employee assistance programme) or Psychiatrist. You are welcome to have an initial free telephone consultation to help you in deciding whether you wish to arrange a face to face appointment.
I also welcome enquiries from counsellors and psychological therapists seeking ongoing supervision of their work both whilst in training and post-qualification.
Appointments are available Monday to Thursday, hours by arrangement, including evening appointments at 6 pm and 8 pm. Once an appointment has been made I will write to confirm and provide directions to my practice in Dorking.
I allow one hour for the initial assessment appointment. You are not committed beyond that one appointment so that you can gauge whether you have found the right therapist for you. After that sessions run for 50 minutes, usually at the same time on a weekly basis, but this can be negotiated depending upon your needs.
The number of sessions and therapeutic approach will be agreed between us as we establish an understanding of your difficulties and goals.
This may be 6-12 sessions for a specific life-event related problem, or to enhance skills in dealing with emotional or behavioural symptoms, or it may spread over several months and/or be open-ended (subject to regular reviews), for deeper-seated issues, personality problems, or for those wishing to take a more exploratory approach to personal growth and development.
My fees are £50- £80 per session, the concessionary rate is for students or by negotiation for others on low incomes who are able to come by day. Payments can be made by either cash or cheque at each session for those who are self-funding (or by BACS for ongoing clients); or by invoicing where authorisation from an insurer or EAP has been granted.
I am registered with private health insurers (Bupa, PruHealth, Aviva, AXA-PPP, WPA ) from whom you may be able to seek reimbursement. Please check the specific wording of your policy because some require referral by a Psychiatrist, limit the number of funded sessions, or apply excesses.
Finding the right fit of therapist.
It is important to find someone with whom you feel comfortable as well as confident in their experience and ability to help you. I therefore encourage you to make contact by phone 07917 772333 to learn more about what I can offer. If I am not able to help I may well be able to suggest alternative resources or potential therapists.