Usually, sessions may take place in the adjacent private woodland, in the garden, or along local lanes and bridleways (‘Walk and Talk’), as well as the more conventional setting of Thinking Space itself. However, during the current lockdown, sessions can only be offered using Zoom video conferencing or ‘Walk and Talk’, along lanes and bridleways, observing appropriate social distancing.
The initial assessment appointment lasts up to an hour and is free of charge.
This is an opportunity for us to discuss the difficulties you or your child are experiencing and to consider your goals and the kind of input you feel you would like or need. I can explain EMDR Therapy to you, and we can decide together whether it might be helpful for you, without you being under any obligation to take it further and without any cost to you. It also gives you a chance to consider whether or not you like my approach, and whether you feel I would be the right therapist for you or your child.
Confidentiality is respected whatever your age. This is discussed in more detail at the initial assessment appointment.
It is important for you to feel comfortable coming to Thinking Space, or working with me via Zoom. I would hope to be able to give you an idea of the number of sessions that may be required, and the costs involved. Some issues may take only a few sessions to resolve, whilst others may take much longer.
See below for more information about Thinking Space charges.
Facilities and Access
Parking is easy as there is plenty of space, but it may take you a little while to find us on your first visit, as the house is in a very rural area, down a long track. Directions will be sent when you make your first appointment.
There is sloping, gravelled, gated access to Thinking Space from the car parking area.
There is a raised threshold at the entrance, though ramps could be put in place to enable wheelchair access, as necessary.
The waiting area is up a flight of stairs beside the entrance, but the main Thinking Space is downstairs, as is the toilet.
Charges and Payments
Charges are kept as low as possible, to make Thinking Space’s services as widely available as they can be. Apart from the (1 hour) Initial Assessment, which is free of charge, subsequent appointments are charged at £50 per hour.
Cancellation over 48 hours prior to an appointment does not incur any charge.
Cancellation within 48 hours of an appointment will result in the full charge for the booked appointment being payable. The actual charge will depend on the length of the appointment booked. For example, a cancelled 2 hour appointment would incur a charge of £100.
It is requested that you cancel any in-person appointments if you, anyone who lives in your household, or anyone with whom you have been in contact, develops symptoms that could possibly be due to coronavirus. In this situation, there will be no charge for a cancellation, however close to the booked appointment.
A monthly invoice will be emailed to you by Thinking Space soon after the end of the month, for appointments during that month. Payment must be made by Bank Transfer during the next 14 days.
As Clare is currently undertaking a Masters Degree (MSc) in EMDR Therapy, it may be possible for some sessions (usually a maximum of 6 hours) of EMDR Therapy to be pro bono, if this work fits in with a current research project.
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