*we are unable to offer an emergency service please see info at bottom of page
WHATS THE PROCESS?
WHERE ARE WE?
For Psychological Therapies:
You will have a brief telephone consultation with a therapist, to take down a few details, to give a brief outline of the problem you are seeking help for and consider the appropriateness of therapy. There is no charge for this.
Your initial assessment is 60 minutes. This may sound like a long time but many people are surprised by how quickly it goes. We will need to go through some routine paperwork and short questionnaires to make sure we have important basic information. Your Therapist will ask you some questions to get a more detailed picture of what the issues are and identify with you what you would like to achieve from therapy. The Therapist aims to make you feel comfortable to share information which we understand can feel strange if you aren't used to talking about personal things to others (please also read our confidentiality policy below)
Follow-up sessions are usually 50-60 minutes dependent on therapy approach e.g. EMDR sessions will often be 90 minute sessions. However this will be agreed between Client and Therapist after your initial assessment.
Psychotherapy sessions can be arranged in Colchester or Maldon
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We understand the sensitivity of some of the details that you may wish to disclose. Your information is treated with the highest regard and confidentiality in accordance with professional bodies. This and any limitations will be discussed with you at your first session. You will be asked to fill in some questionnaires and forms at your first session, these and any other records will be dealt with in accordance with professional regulations & guidelines and in compliance with the data protection act. Your Therapist will be happy to share these with you at anytime.
Helen is registered with the ICO Information Commissioners Office
Therapy Appointments are arranged directly by calling CBT Hathi Therapies on 07548 938654 and can be arranged in Colchester or Maldon.
Postal enquires to CBT Hathi Therapies, Colchester Business Centre, 1 George Williams Way, Colchester CO1 2JS
No drop-in available.
Therapy rooms available at Kingsford Stables Therapy Centre. A peaceful setting in Colchester. 5A/7 The Stream, Layer Road, Colchester CO2 0HT (close to what was Clarice House, now Bannatynes Health Club)
Therapy rooms at The Silver Street Clinic and Mindfulness Centre, 21A High Street Maldon situated above Thomas Cook travel agents, nearest parking White Horse Lane Carpark
Charges for psychological therapy sessions may vary depending on approach required, however most clients are likely to be charged £65-£70 for routine appointments. The first appointment fee regardless of therapy approach is £80. Please discuss charges with your therapist prior to booking.
Please discuss the cost of your treatment at the time of booking.
Payment is due at each session in cash or by BACS payment (preferred). We are now also able to accept debit/credit card payments.
Cancellation policy: Due to the nature of how appointments are booked in therapy, cancellations at short notice tend not to be re-filled, however unfortunately business overheads still apply. For this reason CBT Hathi Therapies has had to make the decision to make a charge if an appointment is cancelled or rearranged with less than 48 hrs notice.
The following scale applies to all appointments:
- 48 hours or less, 25% of the therapy session fee
- 24 hours or less, 50% of the therapy session fee
- Same day or "No show", 100% of the therapy session fee
Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions about this please discuss this with the therapist.
IMPORTANT: This service does NOT offer a crisis or out-of-hours service. If you require immediate attention because you have thoughts of harming yourself or others in any way please call your GP for an urgent appointment as soon as possible / call or contact the Samaritans on 116 123 (you do not need to feel suicidal to call them - you may just need someone to talk to) OR take yourself immediately to A&E where they can put you in touch with your local crisis team - remember you are as unique and as important as the next person - make that call - ask for support.