What are the fees?
Individual development coaching or therapy on a self-funding basis – £95 per session (50 mins)
*Please note that I have a different fee structure pre-agreed with insurance providers.
Supervision/consultation – £95 per session
Personal reformulations (Two intensive hour long assessment sessions plus one follow-up session) – £295
Bespoke organisational wellbeing support tailored to your requirements – Please contact to discuss
What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy?
Cognitive Analytic Therapy has roots in cognitive and personal construct theories, behaviourism (the two models forming the basis of CBT) and psychoanalytic principles.
In more simple terms, I like to see it as a blend of CBT and Psychodynamic ways of working, that has a focus on working collaboratively with the client. It is a ‘relational’ therapy, which means that is based on theories of attachment, and sees humans as social beings, whose development is influenced by social context.
Essentially, we learn to relate to ourselves and other people, on the basis of what we experience (how we are related to). It recognises that individuals have different ‘parts’ within themselves and therefore both inter-personal and intra-personal relationships are explored.
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
This is a very tricky question to answer, given the breadth of different ways of working amongst different therapists and different coaches.
One factor that people sometimes use to differentiate, is to consider whether you are looking to reflect on past experiences, and understand how they link to present day functioning, or whether you want to focus on more here and now patterns, with a view to improving performance. The former may be more aligned with therapy, and the latter, with coaching.
Nevertheless, it is rarely this straightforward to delineate and often it is helpful for people attending coaching consider their past experiences and relational patterns in terms of how this influences their performance at work. Therefore it’s important to remember that a Coach can help with coaching but must not veer into therapy! Whereas a properly qualified Practitioner Psychologist, can offer high quality coaching and/or therapy.
How do I choose someone to work with?
Much of the ‘helping’ and ‘coaching’ industry remains unregulated, so it is key to ensure that you do some background checks in order to ensure that who you are working with is appropriately qualified to help. Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves a coach, psychologist, or counsellor.
A professional and properly qualified Psychologist will be a Practitioner Psychologist, such as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, and will be registered with HCPC. Don’t hesitate to ask for someone’s HCPC registration number to check – it’s really easy on the HCPC website!
There is currently no governance around coaches, although some may be registered with the British Psychological Society. It is a good idea to ask for their qualifications, to ensure that they have skills in psychological ways of working.
Similarly, people can call themselves counsellors without getting professionally registered. It is worth going to a counsellor who is registered with the BACP, in order to ensure that they are properly qualified and undertake regular training updates.