COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
CBT is a type of talking therapy which looks at the link between your thoughts, emotions, physical symptoms and behaviours.
It is goal focussed, helping you to understand your difficulties and giving you practical coping strategies.
CBT can be used to help adults and young people with a variety of different problems such as:
- Depression or low mood
- Panic attacks
- Phobias (such as needles, dogs, heights etc)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Problems with sleeping and eating
- Social Anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Anger or other strong emotions
- Adapting to or managing long term health conditions
- Health anxiety
- And much more!
Initial consultation (30 mins - remote) - Free
Individual session (50-60 mins) - £90 (Jennie) / £60-80 (Associate Therapists)
Individual session (90 mins) - £135 (Jennie) / £90-120 (Associate Therapists)
Rates are subject to change. Rates vary depending on Therapist qualifications and accreditation status.
Report writing and travel costs are charged separately.
Also interchangeably called Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its main mode of communication.
People who are referred to Art Therapy do not need to have any experience or skill in art. The Art Therapist will not be commenting on the quality of their client’s work but will be more interested in how the client engages with materials, and their feelings and ideas about images or objects they make.
Art Therapists aim to provide a safe, contained, consistent and confidential space to ‘play’ with the art materials. People using Art Therapy have opportunities to explore, change and grow on a personal level through making and reflecting on images and objects. The Art Therapist can help their client to understand feelings and ideas that arise within the art making process.
All kinds of materials might be used – paint, pencils, crayons, clay, fabrics, collage materials, found objects and digital images.
Sometimes the Art Therapist may offer an idea or theme to help make a start, but often clients do not need direction from the Therapist, as the art work will arise from their current thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Art Therapy is particularly helpful for young people, and people who struggle to understand and communicate emotions.
Initial consultation (30 mins - remote): Free
A privately funded Art Therapy session will be charged at:
£80 for a 50-minute session (in clinic)
£90 for a 50-minute session (out of clinic)
£120 for a 90-minute session (in clinic)
£135 for a 90-minute session (out of clinic)
Due to increased joint working and travel, Art Therapy sessions through Schools or organisations will be charged at:
£90 for a 50-minute session
£135 for a 90-minute session
Associated tasks such as report writing and attending professional meetings, if requested to do so, will be charged at £90 per hour.
Prices are subject to change.
Travel costs may be incurred for out of clinic visits.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy which allows you to discuss how you have been feeling, explore your emotions, difficult situations and much more.
Your trained Counsellor can help you to make sense of what is happening now, process what happened in the past, and start to move forward.
Counselling is responsive to your needs, and you do not need to come to therapy with an agenda. Maybe you want someone to listen to you, or use counselling as a way to maintain your mood.
If you are a couple who would like support, this is also an option. You may want to feel heard, or to feel safe exploring or discussing certain issues. Our trained Counsellor can help you with this.
30-minute consultation prior to therapy commencing: Free
50-minute individual session: £60
50-minute couples session: £85
90-minute couples session: £120
GROUPS (COMING SOON)
Jennie has a lot of experience in facilitating group therapy and is in the process of creating groups for sleep, relaxation and other common issues.
Please check back soon for more info!
Jennie is BABCP accredited and provides clinical supervision to CBT Therapists / Trainee CBT Therapists.
Jennie is laid back, enthusiastic and creative. Supervision sessions are reflective and fun.
Jennie draws on her experience within a variety of settings (prison, probation, IAPT, private practice) with a variety of individuals in order to support her supervisees.
As Jennie did not complete an IAPT course, instead opting for a Masters, supervision sessions are more flexible and reflective. We will discuss supervision needs and create a supervision contract to ensure your needs are being met.
She has lots of experience of working with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, and ADHD. This means she adapts supervision sessions to suit her supervisee's learning style.
We offer a discounted rate for students (as we have all been there!) and can mark CTSR's.
Supervision can be organised remotely, or face to face.
60 mins - £75
90 mins - £112.50
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR) THERAPY
EMDR can be utilised by your Therapist to improve symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, dissociative disorders and much more.
The very very basic science behind EMDR is: if you are thinking about something (e.g. a trauma memory) at the same time as stimulating a sense on each side of your body (e.g. feeling a tap on your left hand and then your right hand), you should be able to improve your symptoms (e.g. your trauma memories become less distressing).
EMDR can be more tolerable as you do not need to speak about your trauma memories; instead you would keep them in your mind, thinking about them or recalling feelings or pictures.
Lots of people find that they feel better in a shorter time compared other methods, for example, Trauma Focussed CBT.
EMDR might involve you following your Therapist's hand or a light from left to right, listening to headphones which play tones in alternating ears or holding buzzers, being tapped on the back of alternate hands or tapping your shoulders.
There is a huge evidence base for EMDR, which is continually developing, and it's recommended by the NICE guidelines (used by the NHS) and the World Health Organisation.
Jennie has completed her adult EMDR course and is halfway through her child and adolescent EMDR course.
Initial consultation (30 mins - remote) - Free
Individual session (50-60 mins) - £90
Individual session (90 mins) - £135
Rates are subject to change.
You may want to arrange some group or individual sessions for your organisation. This could focus on reflections, team building, developing a culture of wellbeing or to learn some CBT techniques.
If you'd like to establish your own therapy business, but don't know where to start, we also offer mentoring sessions. Jennie can offer a list of different things to consider, from insurance to registering as a business.
Maybe it's career advice you're after? We can discuss the process of becoming a CBT Therapist, the KSA, study options, requirements and more. And to answer your first question - yes, it's definitely worth it!
All sessions can be one-off, or block booked. Maybe you just need half hour to discuss your KSA, or some bespoke training for your business.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
TRAINEE CBT THERAPIST
We now have a Trainee CBT Therapist offering therapy sessions at a discounted rate. The Trainee is already fully qualified in another discipline, but is now training in CBT.
Trainees are heavily supervised by qualified Therapists, both at Chiltern Talking Therapies and their University.
Practice sessions are an essential part of becoming a qualified CBT Therapist. They must complete 200 hours of therapy with clients before they can apply for accreditation.
They must audio record sessions to play in supervision sessions which is for their own development, not to discuss your participation. The feedback is a crucial element for Trainees to learn and progress on their University course.
If you would be interested in supporting a Trainee in their journey to becoming a fully accredited CBT Therapist, contact us today for more information.
The offer of working with a Trainee is dependent upon your current difficulties and for a variety of reasons, you may or may not be suitable.
Initial consultation (30 mins - remote) - Free
Individual session (50-60 mins) - £40
Individual session (90 mins) - £60
We offer reduced rates for a number of clients throughout each financial year. This is usually reserved for clients who are job seekers, signed off work due to health conditions, OAPs, students and those on low wages.
We also offer a certain amount of free sessions each year to a local charity who is close to Jennie's heart. This charity will decide who will benefit from these sessions and can be used as they wish.
If you will struggle to pay the fees above, contact us and we can discuss further.
Jennie is trained in CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) and very experienced in offering this intervention. She has been trained by Prof Colin Espie et al at The University of Oxford's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute
She is able to work with adults or young people to improve sleep habits.
She uses a variety of techniques to improve common symptoms such as lack of sleep, struggling to fall asleep, difficulty waking up in the morning, waking in the night and overthinking at bedtime.
Jennie may collect sleep data from you, or your young person, via a traditional sleep diary, or by using a sleep device. By utilising this device, we have identified sleep apnoea in several clients, which can be dangerous if left untreated and has required medical intervention.
Please contact us for more information.
CBT-I is charged at £90 per 50-60 mins.
We can offer a full diagnosis, treatment and medication service (if someone wants to consider medication).
We have created a multi disciplinary team (MDT) to replicate best practice within the NHS and follow NICE Guidelines. This MDT consists of a CBT Therapist, Clinical Psychologist and a Psychiatrist.
The cost for assessment (which will not necessarily result in a positive diagnosis) includes:
8 clinical hours, which will mostly be spent with you, but might also involve an informant. We spend time going through the clinical assessment and gathering history from you (or your informant). We will also spend an hour discussing the outcome of the assessment and, if required, a treatment plan (psychological or medical). This can be face to face or via Zoom.
8 hours of reading school reports / medical reports / GP records, report writing and consultation with the MDT to ensure any diagnosis meets criteria.
The final report is usually completed within 6 weeks, though would also be dependent upon the availability of school records etc.
If you would like to discuss medication, you can also do this with the Psychiatrist at an additional cost.
If you would like to go ahead, I would book you in for a screening appt. Based on that appt, we would decide whether there was enough information to proceed with an assessment. The cost of the screening appt is £90.
If we feel that an assessment would be suitable, we would set up a payment plan to ensure all payments are made before the clinical sessions (f2f / Zoom) and payment for the remainder of the balance would need to be made before the report is started.
Please enquire for the pricing structure (as this can be variable).
Jennie has a lot of experience in working with people with ADHD and additional training. She is able to offer CBT for ADHD, utilising a wide range of strategies to support in day to day life, but also flexibility during the session to support with inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity.
CBT for ADHD sessions with Jennie are £90 per 50-60 mins (and will usually involve a 5-10 min break halfway!)
We are now able to offer one to one coaching, either face to face or virtually.
Whether you're an adult, parent or young person seeking guidance in personal or professional growth, stress or burnout, relationships, neurodiversity, bereavement and MUCH more... our Accredited Coach is here to support you every step of the way.
Coaching is a collaborative process between a coach and a client, focussing on the development and achievement of goals.
Unlike CBT or Counselling, which typically focuses on addressing past traumas or emotional issues, coaching is less structured, more future-oriented and action-driven.
In coaching, the coach helps the client identify their goals, clarify their values, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve their desired outcomes.
Overall, coaching is a supportive and empowering process that helps individuals unlock their full potential, gain clarity about their goals, and take meaningful action to create the life they desire.
Coaches do not have mental health training, like our Therapists / Counsellors, but they are great at focussing you on your goals and helping to move you forward.
Coaching sessions are priced as follows:
Adult session (60 mins) - £80
Student session (45 mins) - £60
Breakthrough and phobia sessions are bespoke but range between £250-350
Please contact us for more information.