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)
What to expect
An appointment (or session) is usually held once a week and is 50 minutes long.
The first few sessions typically focus on gathering sufficient information about the difficulties you are experiencing so that together we can develop a provisional understanding of the various things that may be responsible for maintaining them, allowing us to explore possible treatment goals towards trying to overcome them.
The very first session is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about therapy, as well as for you to decide whether this feels like a safe and comfortable space for you to discuss and work through your concerns to achieve your treatment goals. The first session is absolutely free for self paying clients who are not making use of medical insurance (or employee assistance programmes) to cover the costs of assessment and treatment. In the very first session we will talk about the problems you are experiencing and what you are hoping to gain from therapy, in order to help us decide whether the psychotherapeutic services I am able to offer are well suited to trying to help you deal with these problems. If this service is not suitable, I shall make some suggestions as to what service/s may be better suited for you.
If we decide that my services are suited to your needs and you feel comfortable working with me, then we shall schedule another session to assess and explore your concerns in more detail, before establishing and agreeing to a provisional treatment schedule detailing the goals of therapy, the estimated number sessions required and a scheduled progress review cycle. 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 problems, this is likely to range from 6 to 12 sessions.
Subsequent sessions typically focus on treatment, with some time allocated to reviewing your progress towards treatment goals. However, if our joint understanding of the problem changes during the course of treatment or progress is better than or not as expected, we may need to review and possibly adjust the initial treatment plan and goals accordingly. It is likely that you will be given certain tasks or activities to do between treatment sessions to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
The last session of treatment tends to focus on a more detailed assessment of the progress you have made in therapy, which often requires the completion of similar questionnaires to those completed in the initial assessment session. Typically your general practitioner and/or medical insurer will be informed of your progress and that you have been discharged from this services care.
Once therapy ends, the client has their first truly independent opportunity to use (on their own and without the regular support of the therapist) the knowledge and skills gained in therapy, on difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives. However, sometimes this may prove to be too difficult to do on ones own, particularly if the person is having to deal with a number of unexpected events shortly after therapy ends. For this reason, it is common practice for your therapist to sometimes schedule a follow-up appointment a number of months after the final treatment session, providing him/ her with an early opportunity to assesses how you are progressing on your own.
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