Per appointment (session):
- £60 (self paying clients)
- £80 (medical insurance or corporate clients)
- Service hours
- Appointments are currently only available Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 15:00.
- Cancellations or missed appointments
- Regretably cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice before the appointment are charged for in full and are not likely to be paid for by medical insurerers.
- Cash or bank card
- Payment is made at the end of each session
- Medical insurance
- Although this practice is recognised by a number of insurers (e.g. Allianz, Aviva, etc.), you would need to check with your insurer that your particular policy pays for our services before booking a session.
- Online payment (PayPal)
Frequently asked questions
Prospective clients who have never consulted a chartered psychologist understandably often have a number of questions. Some of the more common (frequent) questions are listed and answered below. Hopefully this will answer a number of your own questions. However, if you have any additional questions concerning chartered psychologists please feel free to email me and I shall do my best to answer them.
Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
No not necessarily. While some clients may be referred by other health professionals like their local doctor, client's may refer themselves if they are going to be paying for psychotherapy themselves rather than making use of private medical insurance or employee assistance programmes. Some private medical insurers may require assessment from a general practitioner or psychiatrist first, so if you plan to pay via medical insurance you may need to check if this is the case with your particular insurer.
Can I use my medical insurance?
Yes, provided that your particular medical insurance policy provides for psychotherapy. It is always best to check this with your medical insurer before making an appointment, to see if you are covered for psychotherapy, whether they require assessment or referral from another health professional and what the annual limit for this would be. Often, once your medical insurer approves the psychotherapy they will issue you with an authorisation code for the therapist to use on your behalf.
How much do you charge?
For those paying by medical insurance, the hourly consultation rates are usually set by tyhe insurer. Although this practice does not accept anything less than £80 a session from medical insurers or employee assistance programmes, medical insurance rates are often higher than this. For those paying without the benefit of medical insurance or employer funding, this practice attempts to make its services more affordable by charging £60 a sessions.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of treatment sessions generally depends on the type and severity of the problem/s the client is facing. For most mild to moderate anxiety or depression problems treated with time limited interventions like CBT, this is likely to range from about 6 to 12 sessions. However, it will vary to some extent from person-to-person as some people may make significant progress in fewer sessions, whilst others may require a little longer. Progress is reviewed on a regular basis, usually every 3-6 sessions. At these times, the number of sessions you may require to achieve your treatment goals is reviewed and discussed with you.
Would I need to attend my session/s on the same day and at the same time each week?
Not necessarily. It is usually easier to schedule sessions this way, but you can always arrange a different day or time for your next depending on what appointment slots are available. However, 48 hours notice must be given to reschedule or cancel an appointment to avoid any unnecessary charges. While weekly sessions are often more beneficial in aiding progress, sessions may be be spread further apart. Towards the end of treatment it is not uncommon to begin to schedule sessions further apart with a follow-up session after the final session a number of months later
This practice assists clients with the following:
- Anxiety (e.g. phobias/ fears, OCD)
- Mood (e.g. low mood or clinical depression)
- Loss and bereavement
- Adjustment to significant life events/ transitions
This practice offers the following therapies:
- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
- Brief psychodynamic therapy
- Person centered therapy (Rogerian)
- Relaxation training for stress/ anxiety
- Basic mindfulness training
Practice summary information
Guy Suter |Pychotherapist | Crawley
Independent private practice offering a psychotherapy service in Crawley, Horsham and East Grinstead
Monday – Friday | 10:00–15:00