PRACTICALITIES

All therapists set their own fee but as a general rule of thumb, it is somewhere between £60-£85 depending on circumstances. This is to be negotiated with the therapist.

All therapists are accredited and insured. A session is 50 minutes long although the initial consultation might be a bit longer. 

All the therapists undertake the required CPD.

We are in easy reach of the CityIslingtonHolbornChancery LaneWest HampsteadKentish Town and Marylebone by underground, overground or bus.  Please see additional information on the Contact page.

           Please note that we have to close the reduced fee programme as we now have a very long waiting list due to Covid-19 

 

The Farringdon Practice is proud to be able to offer our Reduced Fee Programme for those who find it difficult to pay privately as we are well aware of how hard it is to access long term psychotherapy through the NHS and other reduced fee counselling practices.

 

You will be seen by a fully accredited psychotherapist.

If you are asking about this service please say so when you leave a message on our answering machine.

This service is means tested; the fee is £30 and under and is once weekly for a maximum of two years.

Please be aware that we cannot offer this service for early morning and evening sessions and that we have a long waiting list for the moment.

REDUCED FEE PROGRAMME

As the lockdown is progressively eased and the infection rate in London remains low (R factor between 0.9 – 1.1.), we are happy to be able to reopen The Farringdon Practice for those clients who wish to be met in person.

 

In order to make the practice as COVID safe as possible we have taken the following measures:

 

  • The chairs in each room have been positioned to guarantee a 2-metre distance between client and therapist.

 

  • We have closed the waiting room and ask all clients to arrive at the practice at the time of their appointment.

 

  • It would be preferable if you brought your own hand sanitiser but if you forget there are hand sanitisers in the entrance and on each landing and we ask that all clients sanitise their hands on entering and leaving the practice.

 

  • Because it will be difficult to maintain social distancing on the narrow staircase we ask that all clients wear a face covering on entering the practice and on the stairs.  Please bring your own

 

  • To ensure good ventilation we will aim to keep at least one of the windows in the consulting rooms half open – so we ask all clients to please make sure to bring an extra layer especially if/when the weather turns cold.

 

  • We will keep the toilet nearest the stairs open for clients to use but we ask all clients to please sanitise their hands before entering the toilet and after use. We will leave the window open in the toilet for extra ventilation and ask clients to also leave the door open when leaving the toilet. We will also leave the window on the landing near the toilet open for increased air circulation.

 

  • We have placed cleaning products in each room and it will be the therapist’s responsibility to clean door handles and other surfaces the client/therapist may have touched in between each session. We will also endeavour to clean bannisters and front door handles at least twice a day. A cleaner will come to the practice every evening for more in-depth cleaning.

 

  • In order to further contain the risk of infection, we ask all clients who may develop cold and flu-like symptoms to let us know ahead of their appointment so that their session can be rebooked online for the next two weeks.  Equally, if a therapist develops similar symptoms it will be their responsibility to inform their clients and move sessions online for at least two weeks.

 

  • In the unlikely event that either a client or a therapist should test positive for COVID, we may have to close the practice for deep cleaning for at least a few days, while those in close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID will be asked to self isolate for two weeks. Whenever possible, in these circumstances, the sessions will be moved online

 

  • Finally, we wish to make all clients aware that as matters of public health override confidentiality we will need to give client details to NHS track and trace in case one of us, or one of our clients tests positive for COVID.

COVID-19 CLIENT MEMO