Clarity on the way forward
A chance for us to discuss the current situation and decide what might be needed. Send me an email and we can book a free 15 min consultation (usually by google meet). You can also leave a message on my voicemail and I will get back to you.
Cost: First 15 minutes - Free.
Clarity on next steps
If you want to get a quick snapshot understanding of things then an initial assessment will help you find answers and get you headed in the right direction.
The Initial Assessment has 3 steps:
1) obtain background information
2) a 1:1 appointment (either online/in person) and
3) a feedback session (usually online) to share findings and discuss next steps.
Initial Assessment Cost: £150
(This is a one off fee. If further support is required, please see individual service charges. Referral letters are charged at £20 per 15 minutes)
Assessment Report & Recommendations
A more in-depth assessment report with recommendations may be needed if you want to have a clearer understanding of the 'why' and/or you might require evidence to share with multi-disciplinary teams either to help support applications for additional support/funding, DLA or EHCP applications, to request referrals for further services or to support diagnostic assessment.
The assessment is conducted in a collaborative and respectful manner using a holistic approach that takes into account information from a number of sources (eg: home/school/other professionals) to enable the child/young person and their important others to achieve new understandings and find new ways of dealing with typical problem situations.
The assessment will look at relevant information on background & developmental history, historic/current health issues, strengths/difficulties, education & learning and will use assessment/screening/outcome measures. A period of behavioural monitoring may also be required to gather information on functional analysis (why things are happening). A psychological formulation (which differs from diagnosis in that it provides an explanation, rather than a label) is used to communicate an hypothesis and provide a framework for person-centred recommendations.
Assessment Report Cost: £450
This is a one off fee. Assessment period usually takes between 6-8 weeks. If further support is required (eg: referral letters/intervention/support) further charges apply.
Behaviour & Therapeutic Support
For those with longer term needs
Behaviour & Therapeutic Support:
This might be more appropriate for those with a range of needs (eg: autism, ADHD, anxiety, mental health difficulties) or where traditional counselling/CBT is not desired/needed or to prepare a person for this intervention. Sessions may include: phone or online calls, home visits, walks, drives or other activities. These sessions are ideal for those who might need longer term behavioural & emotional support and goal/outcome work.
1:1 sessions Cost: £60
(An additional £20 is charged to cover travel time and mileage for sessions that require me to come to you eg: school/home visits, drives/walks or when attending meetings in person)
Parental Support Session
These provide advice/guidance on preventing and managing difficult situations/issues and be really useful when implementing behavioural strategies following an assessment.
(These are usually via online but if in person, an additional £20 is charged to cover travel time and mileage)
Counselling & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
To make change possible
If you want to understand/resolve the past, learn coping strategies to deal with the present or attract a different future, then counselling/CBT can really help. The purpose of any therapy is to facilitate behavioural change, to help improve relationships and enhance effectiveness and ability to cope.
Therapy typically involves 3 stages:
1) Assessment. Your opportunity to talk through problems and get an understanding of why they might be there, explore what might maintain the problem and make a plan for how to change things going forward.
2) Interventions. A range of interventions might include: psychoeducation, setting tasks in between sessions to achieve personal goals, putting new learning into practise and using coping strategies.
3) Ending. The aim of any therapy should be to start with the intention that you will become your own therapist! We do this by reviewing what we have learnt, what you might need to do to maintain progress including relapse prevention strategies. Ending therapy can look different for everyone. Some people like to have a clear cut finish, others want to tapper off the sessions slowly and some continue with monthly check-in sessions. It's your journey so it is up to you.
1:1 sessions Cost: £60
(An additional £20 is charged to cover travel time and mileage for home visits or sessions that require me to come to you)
Support for you
I have many years experience of working with people who have complex needs including physical and mental health difficulties, neuro-diversity and challenging behaviour in the following settings: residential services, NHS, prison service, training & development, charitable organisations, clinical team and private practise.
Relational supervision supports not only you and your clients but can also be used to develop your practise.
45 mins: £60
90 mins: £90
For those in the helping profession
I have lots of experience in developing/delivering bespoke training courses for parents/teachers, for social care staff, self-management courses within the NHS, adult education, for those within the prison service, delivered talks, presentations and workshops for charitable organisations and practitioner training for those in the helping profession. I am an E.F.T (emotional freedom technique) trainer and run regular practitioner training courses throughout the year and provide ongoing support through peer group meetings.