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Costs

1How much do sessions cost?
A standard in-person therapy or coaching session length is 50 minutes and costs £140. A standard virtual therapy or coaching session length is 50 minutes and costs £110. The virtual session can be audio-only as a phone or WhatsApp call or video via Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime. We keep our fees competive and, therefore, do not have concessions or a sliding scale. The fee for specialist sessions (Couples Therapy, EMDR, Depression Clinic, etc) and meetings that are longer than 50 minutes are available on request.
2How can I pay?
When you book an appointment you can pay as part of the online booking system on the day of your session. If your therapist has booked your session, you will receive an email confirmation which will have a link to our secure payment portal, and you can also pay by bank transfer. If you have created an account and saved your payment details to our secure portal, you can request charges are made automatically off your card prior to each appointment. This can be discussed with your therapist at your intake assessment. We do not use PayPal.
3Why am I asked to pay in advance of my session?
We allow for online payment in advance as our sessions are limited, and our costs including therapist time and consulting rooms are committed in advance. Sessions can be changed or canceled up to 7 days in advance, but after that full payment is due as the session cannot be re-allocated to another client on the waiting list.
4Do you offer discounts / sliding scale?
No. Our prices are fixed but we can recommend other practitioners at different pricing scales.
5Can my health insurer cover the cost?
We accept patients from BUPA, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva and Cigna Healthcare. When booking an appointment please choose an intake assessment slot marked ‘Private Insurance Funded’, then in the booking form use the reference your insurer gave you and the session cost will be charged directly to them. We ask for a card number to secure the appointment on our system but you will not be charged for the session.

Sessions

1What will be expected of me during a session?
Intake Session: During this session you will need to inform your therapist of the issue that has brought you for help, answer some questions about yourself to build context around the issue and ask any questions you might have about therapy or working with Storm’s Edge. By the end of the session you and your therapist will make a plan for future treatment, or an onward referral, as well as discuss the practicalities of treatment. Please bring any relevant documentation to be discussed (such as referral letters, medical records, previous treatment reports, or any personal documents you’d like to discuss such as diaries, artwork, photographs etc if you would like to share these). Therapy Session: After the initial consultation process we should have a treatment direction which is focused and dynamic. We will then progress through a collaborative process of finding greater clarity as well as investigating what helps and what doesn’t. This can be a difficult process as the topics may be very sensitive and/or not easy to understand. It is normal to feel some reluctance taking some time to build trust in the therapy and to have the courage to engage with painful experiences. Your therapist is there to support you through the process and to keep your moving forward safely.
2How long is each session? What if I'm running late?
A therapy session in 50 minutes. Please arrive 5 minutes ahead of time and register with reception to ensure we can start on time. If you arrive late the session may still need to finish at its scheduled time to ensure the next session is not affected. If you have created an account and saved your payment details to our secure portal, you can request charges are made automatically off your card 7 days prior to each appointment. This can be discussed with your therapist at your intake assessment.
3Is everything I say confidential?
The contents of sessions are confidential. We have a duty to report when a client is considered to be a danger to themselves or to others. This will be done, whenever possible, in consultation with that client. We also have a duty to report when there is a suspicion that a child is being harmed or could be harmed; this includes emotional distress and neglect not only physical and sexual abuse. If this should happen, all information shared will be subject to the The Data Protection Act; therefore, the principle of “Need to Know” applies. This means if there is a concern, only the information related directly to that particular issue can be shared and nothing more. The content of sessions and any notes are kept confidential; aside from the above conditions. All therapists a legally obliged to take part in supervision. Sessions maybe discussed in supervision making every effort to keep the client’s identity concealed and again only the information related to the issue at hand will be considered. Supervisors are bound by the same confidentially codes and standards as your therapist.
4What if I need help between sessions?
Storm’s Edge Therapy is not a crisis service, but rather the space to work on reducing the number of crises and impact these have in your life. We do not offer crisis interventions; nevertheless, we will make a Crisis Plan if needed. This involves identifying triggers, potential interventions and resources that may help. Therapy itself can, from time to time, be unsettling so a plan for support is an important part of a successful process.
5Do you offer online or telephone consulations?
We have offered remote therapy for a number of years now, using both audio and video resources. There is a well established expertise in the developing field of virtual therapy with which we have been actively engaging. We are following the British Psychological Society’s recent guidance on remote therapy published in response to the escalating need to avoid personal contact. We do not offer therapy using online messaging tools. The Virtual Therapy Clinic is conducted from Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 8pm GMT. Sessions are a standard therapeutic 50 minutes and cost £110. The following option are available: Audio call: Phone or WhatsApp Video call: Zoom, WhatsApp Video, FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype.
  • I started therapy with Kael nervously due to experiences I’d had in therapy previously. He was able to ease me into the process at the right pace for me. I felt very safe in sessions even when working through my most challenging issues and emotions. Kael is very experienced and knowledgeable, able to provide insight from psychological theory, practical suggestions, emotional support and well-judged challenges. He guided me towards new ways of understanding of my experiences, fresh perspectives to consider and a toolbox of strategies to use. He was always open to discussing the process itself and receptive to feedback. I’ve had a very rich and rewarding therapy experience.

    20/04/2023

  • Exceptional, Kael was able to understand my issues very early on and provided a logical rationale for processing and dealing with them moving forward. It feels incredibly refreshing to be able to move forward in my life equipped with the tools to deal with similar circumstances again. Would highly recommend it.

    01/03/2024

  • Kael guided me towards new ways of understanding of my experiences, fresh perspectives to consider and a toolbox of strategies to use. He was always open to discussing the process itself and receptive to feedback.
    20/04/2023
  • Kael is very experienced and knowledgeable, able to provide insight from psychological theory, practical suggestions, emotional support and well-judged challenge.
    20/04/2023
  • I felt very safe in sessions even when working through my most challenging issues and emotions. I’ve had a very rich and rewarding therapy experience.
    20/04/2023
  • I started therapy with Kael nervously due to experiences I’d had in therapy previously. He was able to ease me into the process at the right pace for me.
    20/04/2023
  • I started therapy with Kael nervously due to experiences I’d had in therapy previously. He was able to ease me into the process at the right pace for me. I felt very safe in sessions even when working through my most challenging issues and emotions. Kael is very experienced and knowledgeable, able to provide insight from psychological theory, practical suggestions, emotional support and well-judged challenge. He guided me towards new ways of understanding of my experiences, fresh perspectives to consider and a toolbox of strategies to use. He was always open to discussing the process itself and receptive to feedback. I’ve had a very rich and rewarding therapy experience.
    20/04/2023
  • He also appears to build a good rapport with the service users he works with, and I have seen them benefit.  

    23/11/2017

  • Kael very professional and has a lot of experience in the field of psychology. I observed his work and he is outstanding with service users.  

    23/11/2017

  • I can always trust his clinical opinion. I saw closely huge number of clients improving in his systematic care. I have no doubt referring him new clients again.  

    27/11/2017

  • Kael Cockcroft had been my mental health team colleague for several years. I value his professional approach, reliability, perceptiveness and capacity to think.  

    27/11/2017

  • Kael is an inspiring clinician, and I would have the utmost trust in his ability to facilitate others in their journey towards change and growth.  

    19/02/2018

  • I worked with Kael as part of his mental health team. He has a robust knowledge-base which he uses with great consideration and thought for his clients.  

    19/02/2018

  • He is skilled in and works in the specialist approaches of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Approaches, Mentalization Based Therapy and Schema Focussed Therapy.  

    09/08/2021

  • Kael is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist skilled in Pyscho-dynamic Psychotherapy and coaching. Kael also saves and enriches lives.  

    09/08/2021

  • I no longer fear life, I no longer wake frightened by the thought of the day ahead, of who I am or who I may have hurt with unkind and cruel words.  

    09/08/2021

  • I am in my 60’s and it is the psychotherapeutic time with Kael that has enabled me at last, to regard myself with kindness and understanding.  

    09/08/2021

  • Kael’s empathy, insights, and skill in recognising and determining the essence of my fears and  my sadness, have meant that through kindness, open-mindedness and clarity, he has allowed me to explore and understand those fears.  

    09/08/2021

  • Kael has enabled me to find myself and to become the person I could always be from the muddled, angry and frightened person I was.  

    09/08/2021

  • I am happy to highly recommend him as a counsellor, especially for those working in creative fields.  

    22/09/2021

  • Kael’s methods draw from various schools, he is especially adept at knowing when to step in with a strong point that can resonate with you at exactly the right moment, something i found more general humanist counsellors lacked.  

    22/09/2021

  • My time with Kael has been really transformative. From the first time I spoke with him he was making such accurate predictions of my behaviour I immediately understood that this is someone with a great depth of knowledge and experience working with artists and creatives.  

    22/09/2021

  • I came upon Kael as I was looking for someone with more expertise with my condition and an understanding of how the functional life of an artist/creative can be radically different from other people’s and thus requires a specific kind of counsellor who understands this.  

    22/09/2021

  • I am an artist who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, which can be frighteningly complex for many therapists to deal with. Previous experiences with humanist person-centered counsellors had found me going round in circles.  

    22/09/2021

  • Kael is very professional and highly recommended.  

    02/10/2021

  • Whether meeting face to face or telephone appointments, Kael has always been able to successfully get me unstuck and move me forward in ways I would never have imagined.  

    02/10/2021

  • I have worked with Kael at various stages over many years when I needed to overcome or understand many issues or obstacles I was struggling with.  

    02/10/2021

  • I always appreciated his perspective and he knew the subject matter much better than most.  

    03/10/2021

  • Kael provided me with fantastic support during a very difficult time in my life.  

    03/10/2021

  • Kael is was kind, patient and warm, and I felt safe talking to him, and I haven't felt that way with other therapist before.  

    10/08/2022

  • I honestly wish I could have seen him more often. Having tried for a long time to find the right support, I feel really good knowing I could reach out to him again if I felt I needed that again.  

    10/08/2022

  • As a twice exceptional man with pretty intense childhood and early life trauma and felt I was able to open up more and more over time and work through different aspects with Kael at my own pace.  

    10/08/2022

  • Working with Kael was really wonderful. I felt very supported and helped by our work together.  

    10/08/2022

  • Dr Alecia works with a broad range of psychological conditions, we have participated in Mentalisation training, supervision and programme delivery together confirming her expertise in working with people struggling with disorders of personality.  

    (29-11-2021)

  • Dr Anderson has consistently proven to understand the needs of her clients as well as effective directions for treatment.  

    (29-11-2021)

  • I have worked closely with Dr Anderson for a number of years in different therapeutic contexts.  I can recommend with full confidence her professionalism, skill and caring.  

    (29-11-2021)

  • Each session feels like a safe space and I can’t imagine not going to these sessions because they have improved my life considerably.  

    (20/09/2021)

  • I’ve seen progress from the first session and I have breakthroughs pretty much in every session.  

    (20/09/2021)

  • Dr. Alicia was brilliant from day one. She made me feel very comfortable and was able to understand me and my needs very quickly.  

    (20/09/2021)

  • Working with Kael was really wonderful. I felt very supported and helped by our work together. As a twice exceptional man with pretty intense childhood and early life trauma and felt I was able to open up more and more over time and work through different aspects with Kael at my own pace. I honestly wish I could have seen him more often. Having tried for a long time to find the right support, I feel really good knowing I could reach out to him again if I felt I needed that again. He was kind, patient, and warm, and I felt safe talking to him, and I haven't felt that way with other therapist before.  

    (10/08/2022)

  • I have worked closely with Dr Anderson for a number of years in different therapeutic contexts. We have shared clients and group therapeutic work as well as organisational tasks. I can recommend with full confidence her professionalism, skill and caring. She has consistently proven to understand the needs of her clients as well as effective directions for treatment. In addition to her work with a broad range of psychological conditions, we have participated in Mentalisation training, supervision and programme delivery together confirming her expertise in working with people struggling with disorders of personality.  

    (29-11-2021)

  • He provided me with fantastic support during a very difficult time in my life. I always appreciated his perspective and he knew the subject matter much better than most.  

    (3/10/2021)

  • I have worked with Kael at various stages over many years when I needed to overcome or understand many issues or obstacles I was struggling with. Whether meeting face to face or telephone appointments, he has always been able to successfully get me unstuck and move me forward in ways I would never have imagined. Very professional and highly recommended.  

    (02/10/2021)

  • I am an artist who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, which can be frighteningly complex for many therapists to deal with. Previous experiences with humanist person-centered counsellors had found me going round in circles. I came upon Kael as I was looking for someone with more expertise with my condition and an understanding of how the functional life of an artist/creative can be radically different from other people’s and thus requires a specific kind of counsellor who understands this. My time with Kael has been really transformative. From the first time I spoke with him he was making such accurate predictions of my behaviour I immediately understood that this is someone with a great depth of knowledge and experience working with artists and creatives. His methods draw from various schools, he is especially adept at knowing when to step in with a strong point that can resonate with you at exactly the right moment, something i found more general humanist counsellors lacked. I am happy to highly recommend him as a counsellor, especially for those working in creative fields.  

    (22/09/2021)

  • Dr. Alicia was brilliant from day one. She made me feel very comfortable and was able to understand me and my needs very quickly. I’ve seen progress from the first session and I have breakthroughs pretty much in every session. Each session feels like a safe space and I can’t imagine not going to these sessions because they have improved my life considerably.  

    (20/09/2021)

  • I appreciated Kael's support and guidance, and particularly him taking the time to walk me through explanations of the theory behind what I was going through. I felt able to be vulnerable, but also responsible for my own growth and emotions.

     

    (19/08/2021)

  • He is very sharp and knowledgeable in how to deal with gifted patients. He was of great help in sorting out a number of work, family and relationship issues.  

    (17/08/2021)

  • Kael has enabled me to find myself and to become the person I could always be from the muddled, angry and frightened person I was. Two years ago my relationships were fraught and tense. My family supported me but none of us knew why, nor how much longer it could last. Kael’s empathy, insights and understanding and his skill in recognising and determining the essence of my fears, my sadness and myself, have meant that through kindness, open-mindedness and with wisdom and clarity, he has allowed me to explore and understand those fears. So much so that together, I and my family, and my friends are all of us now taking pleasure in my journey. I am in my 60’s and it is the psychotherapeutic time with Kael that has enabled me at last, to regard myself with kindness and understanding. I no longer fear life, I no longer wake frightened by the thought of the day ahead, of who I am or who I may have hurt with unkind and cruel words. Kael is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist skilled in Pyscho-dynamic Psychotherapy and coaching. He is skilled in and works in the specialist approaches of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Approaches, Mentalization Based Therapy and Schema Focussed Therapy. Kael also saves and enriches lives.  

    (09/08/2021)

  • I worked with Kael as part of his mental health team within a mental health hospital. Kael has a robust knowledge-base which he uses with great consideration and thought for his clients. He was an inspiring clinician, and I would have the utmost trust in his ability to facilitate others in their journey towards change and growth.  

    (19/02/2018)

  • Kael Cockcroft had been my mental health team colleague for several years. I value his professional approach, reliability, perceptiveness and capacity to think. I could always trust his clinical opinion. I saw closely huge number of clients improving in his systematic care. I have no doubt referring him new clients again. Dr David H, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist  

    (27/11/2017)

  • Kael Cockcroft is an outstanding Clinical Psychologist who I had the pleasure working with. He was my supervisor for my Assistant Psychologist role. Very professional and has a lot of experience in the field of psychology. I observed his work and he is outstanding with service users. He appears to also build good rapport with the service users he works with and I have evidenced service users benefiting from having contact with Kael Cockcroft. He is also a great colleague and someone nice to know. I would definitely recommend!

     

    (23/11/2017)

  • Kael Cockcroft is an outstanding Clinical Psychologist who I had the pleasure working with. He was my supervisor for my Assistant Psychologist role. Very professional and has a lot of experience in the field of psychology. I observed his work and he is outstanding with service users. He appears to also build good rapports with the service users he works with and I have evidenced service users benefiting from having contact with Kael Cockcroft. He is also a great colleague and someone nice to know. Would definitely recommend!  

    (23/11/2017)

In-Person Meetings: £140

Our fee for a standard therapeutic 50-minute Therapy or Coaching Session is £140.00. This applies to sessions taking place during the Clerkenwell Clinics on Mondays. We have a strict 7-day notice period for cancellations or rescheduling. 

Virtual Sessions: £100

Sessions are a standard therapeutic of 50 minutes and cost £100. The Virtual Therapy Clinic is conducted Mondays to Thursdays between 11:00 and 8 pm GMT. We have a strict 48-hour notice period for cancellations or rescheduling.

  • The following option is available:
    • Audio call: Phone or WhatsApp
    • Video call: WhatsApp Video, FaceTime, Google Duo, Skype or Zoom

We have an established virtual service that has been supporting clients across the UK, Europe, the US and Australia since 2017.


Fees are paid online using your own client portal before each session; to set up follow the payment link in the appointment confirmation email.

We do not have concession rates, but rather keep our general rate low for everyone. According to our research, other similar services charge a significantly higher fee.

Private Insurance sets their own fee, but you will be responsible for the payment should they require you to pay your excess first and when their number of allocated sessions ends.


 


Variations on Session Schedule:

Should we need longer sessions a different fee will be quoted.

Resources

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