Frequently asked questions
Do you have a question? If you’re like most parents, you probably have many. Here are some common questions that we hear a lot. (Click on the question to expand the text below). If you do not find the answer to your question, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Your first visit will usually be a 30 minute appointment during which we will gather information about your child’s background, symptoms and difficulties. We will discuss what you hope to achieve through treatment, decide upon a treatment approach and set therapy goals. The cost of the initial consultation is free.
The cost for a 50-minute session is £50.
Younger children, or children who may struggle to focus can receive 30-minute play-based sessions at a cost of £40.
We also provide a limited number of reduced-fee slots within our case load (e.g. for families on a low income) If you feel that you may qualify for one of these slots, please inform your therapist before treatment commences.
We offer group sessions for anxiety, anger management, self-esteem and positivity or a general course covering a range of topics to restore, enhance and maintain positive emotional health and wellbeing. Group sessions are provided for a maximum of four children at a time at a cost of £30 per hour per child. These sessions will be run according to demand and there may be a waiting list.
Group sessions for siblings of children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: We also offer group sessions for siblings of children who have received a diagnosis of ASD to help them to make sense of their situation, better understand their brother or sister and their unique strengths and differences, and learn about ways in which they can support their sibling to cope with difficulties. These sessions help to enhance empathy and understanding, and it can also help children to know that others are in a similar situation and to share their experiences, knowing that they are not alone. The cost of these small group sessions is £30 per hour.
Private or group parent sessions can be booked separately for advice and support with parenting issues such as behaviour management, supporting your child with emotional issues such as low self-esteem, stress and anxiety, low mood and negativity, or anger, improving parent-child relationships and dealing with an additional needs diagnosis. The cost of these sessions is £30 per hour.
Family sessions consist of two or more members of the family working through relationship issues and being assisted to find solutions to their problems. This is usually achieved by exploring communication patterns and roles within families.
Our goal is to provide emotional support, education and guidance for a variety of issues and challenges experienced by families, in order to strengthen relationships and improve communication skills.
As facilitators and guides, we can use observation of interactions, therapeutic discussion and family activities to assist families to shift negative patterns, generate greater understanding and respect for each other, and address issues that are affecting their family dynamic.
Treatment focuses on encouraging reflection upon patterns, emotions and relationships within the family. It provides a valuable opportunity for each family member to better understand and appreciate the perspective of other members, and for giving a voice to anyone who may otherwise go unheard.
Common family goals include:
More effective and meaningful communication
Development of problem-solving strategies
A more positive family environment
Identification of future challenges and strategies to manage these effectively.
Family sessions are 45 minutes long and the cost is £40. You may also block-book 3 sessions at a cost of £100.
We provide one to one or small group therapy sessions for children within their school environment. We also provide whole class ‘Autism Awareness’ sessions to encourage awareness of the nature of the condition, and the unique way in which children may perceive the world and the strengths and difficulties they may experience. These sessions are designed to increase understanding and change attitudes, as myths, misconceptions and stereotypes mean that many autistic people feel socially isolated (National Autistic Society, 2018). Understanding the ways in which the condition can impact upon an individual’s behaviour, feelings, learning, communication, friendships and relationships, family life and health can help to minimize the challenges faced by children with an autism diagnosis.
Please call or email to discuss your school’s individual needs, and to discuss costs.