EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRIVATE THERAPY CLINIC
How does the structure of having sessions work?
Psychological therapy sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
This same time will be reserved for you each week should you decided to continue with your therapy sessions.
Weekly attendance is required in order for you to benefit from therapy.
Late cancellations and missed appointments sessions are payable in full unless 48 hours notice is given and an exceptional circumstance has arisen.
If you do not commitment to regular therapy your therapists might not be able to continue seeing you for treatment unless you have moved to a maintenance program with your therapists after already sucessfully having engaged in weekly session.
Please note that there is no reception at evenings and weekends, so you’ll be asked to meet your therapist at the exact appointment time.
Where are you based?
Harley Street, Bank, Victoria & Video consultation (Skype/Face Time)
How much are your fees?
What are the different approaches you offer?
The main approaches that practitioners use are
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This approach focuses in the here and now. It provides practical strategies to try between sessions to break the cycle which maintains someones difficulties. Techniques to change thoughts, beliefs and behaviours are offered in order to see a change in emotions and physiology and achieve a specific goal.
Best for: anxiety disorders, depression, low-self esteem, problem solving, minor relationship difficulties.
This approach focuses more on the deeper routed nature of a persons difficulties and looks at how early life relationships influence us now in terms of our interpersonal relationships and how we deal with our emotions. This approach can offer practical tools to try also however it is usually less structured than CBT.
Best for: Recurrent depression or anxiety, interpersonal problems, relationship difficulties, increasing self awareness, childhood emotional neglect, attachment issues, low-self esteem, addictions.
Integrates either the two main approaches above or other evidenced based approaches. Everyone is different and one approach does not always fit all people with the same difficulty. Therefore sometimes therapists will integrate two or more approaches into your treatment. If you like we can match you with a therapist who can do both of the main approaches above in addition to other techniques so that they can tailor the treatment around you and your needs as much as possible.
Best for: Individuals who do not meet specific diagnostic criteria and who do not have a specific preference regarding approaches.
I would like to gain more information as I am unsure who to book in with, is this possible?
Yes, we can offer you a free 15 minute telephone consultation, this can be done Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm and 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can book online here.
I can’t afford your fees, can you offer a discount?
Yes we have an affordable therapy team who can provide therapy at whatever price you can afford we never turn anyone away.
How long will treatment take?
It depends on the individual some treatment only takes 6 weeks, other people attend for a year and a half if their difficulty is more deeply routed and in some cases where it’s a minor phobia or minor panic attacks people can be treated in only one session depending on the individual, everyone is different however we find when someone is motivated and carries our the tasks requested of them between the sessions they get the best results.
Do you offer medico-Legal Report writing and if so what are the fees?
We do offer a medico legal report writing. For a quote, please send across all the details needed for the report? Mini report start at £240. Full length reports start at: £1000. We can provide an exact quote for this on a case by case basis.
Do you have Psychologist/Psychotherapist/Psychiatrist that would attend court cases and do an assessment prior?
Yes, we do but we need to check with their availability.
Do you do home visits?
Yes, quoted available upon request. Video call consultations are also an option.
Can I speak to the therapist prior to booking in?
Please let us know the questions you have and we can ask the therapist to answer your questions. Most of our Therapists will provide a free 15 minute.
I can’t get to the clinic for my appointment, can it be done via Skype or Telephone?
Yes, we try to be as flexible as possible to ensure you can be engage with the right therapist. If you need to change you’ll session to a telephone or video call at any point this usually isn’t a problem however it’s best to check if this is ok in advance so that the Therapist can ensure they have the devices and internet connection they need available at the time of your appointment if you wish to change your scheduled session from in person to online.
Are telephone or Skype sessions inferior to face to face treatment?
Not at all. In fact the Director of the clinic engages in her own personal therapy via telephone sessions and feels it’s the perfect way for her to do therapy for many reasons. We find these days more and more people are opting to attend online instead of in person.
Have you got any a child therapist?
Yes we have an excellent Child Psychologist and Psychiatrist. Please contact us for available.
Is there parking near your Harley street, Wigmore st., Kensington, Earls Court, Bank and Canary Wharf offices?
There is meteor parking on the street right outside our Harley St. premises and a car park at Cavendish square, two minutes away. For info regarding parking at our other premises please contact us or check the Parkopedia app.
Is there access for wheelchair users at your offices?
Yes at our Harley St. and Canary Wharf office we can provide access for wheelchair users.
Who do I contact in an emergency?
If you are having suicidal thoughts that you may act on please call 999 or go to A&E.
If it’s regarding an appointment and you need to contact us urgently please contact 020 38871738 or email@example.com
What should I do if I experience distress outside of the session
In cases of emergency or high distress between sessions here is a list of helplines & support agencies that can help.
Can I contact the clinic out of hours?
Yes, you can contract us 24/7 on 020 38871738.
Can I contact my therapist out of hours?
You can email any messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 38871738 and we will pass on the message to your therapist. Each practitioner works differently so it’s best to check if them if they are okay to be contacted directly.
Is there a waiting room?
At our Harley st. office there is a waiting room available within office hours, at our other locations unfortunately there is not therefore it’s best to arrive at the time of your appointment when your therapist will be ready to see you.
I would like to change therapist, is this possible?
Yes, please email email@example.com.
My friend, family member or loved one needs psychological help urgently, can you speak to them please and convince them to come in?
No, we can only offer appointments when the individual is happy to engage.
How is Private Therapy Clinic different from other psychology/psychotherapy clinics?
As a Specialist Psychological therapy and Psychiatry Clinic, Private Therapy Clinic only hires advanced practitioners (recruited from around the UK) according to their vast experience, qualifications, reputation, and specialist expertise. As a condition of employment with Private Therapy Clinic, each practitioner has completed a minimum of Postgraudate professional training/Masters and/or Doctorate (Ph.D.) in their profession. In addition to this all practitioners are trained in a minimum of two therapeutic approaches. Also many of the experts at private therapy clinic are published authors or have appeared in the media giving expert advise related to their specialist field. Our Clinic Director is a leading TV Psychologist who is regularly featured on UK TV.
Where will my appointment with Private Therapy Clinic be?
An unmarked office of your choice in a central location. The office will look similar to an office you would visit for a business meeting with an accountant, solicitor, financial adviser or other type of business professional. Therefore the purpose of your visit will not be obvious to anyone who may see you enter the clinic.
Is my treatment confidential?
At Private Therapy Clinic we offer the highest level of confidentiality to our clients. You can read more about the therapy contract here to find out about the terms and conditions of treatment including the full confidentiality policy.
Can I request a Psychologist with the same religious beliefs as me?
Yes you can. We have therapists who are Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Greek orthodox, Buddhist and various others. You an also choose the gender of your Therapist and whether you would like a relatively young Therapist or someone who’s more mature we find that people often have preferences in terms of the type of Therapist they would prefer and we can certainly accommodate these preferences.
Is it important that my therapist has the same religious beliefs as me?
This is not necessarily important as all of our therapists can work with clients of all religions and will respect your religious beliefs. Our therapists have worked with clients of all different cultures and religious beliefs so it’s likely they will have a good understanding of your religion already, if there are parts of your religion they do not have knowledge of and if it’s relevant to your work together they will of course ask you questions to ensure to get a better understanding. Some clients may prefer that their therapist has the same religious beliefs as them and we can certainly match you to a therapist of your religion.
I would like to make a complaint, who do I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.