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Schedule of Fees

Virtual Sessions: £110

Sessions are a standard therapeutic 50 minutes and cost £110. The Virtual Therapy Clinic is conducted Mondays to Friday between 10:00 and 8pm GMT. We have a strict 48 hour notice period for cancellations or rescheduling.
  • The following option are 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 and the US since 2017. In addition to our response to the current pandemic, when necessary and appropriate we can arrange remote sessions if you cannot attend your regular session in person. This needs to be agreed in advance with your therapist.
Fees are paid online using your own client portal before each session; to setup 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.

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.
Variations on Session Schedule: Should we need longer sessions a different fee will be quoted.

How We Work:

We are currently only offering virtual therapy appointments. During our first meeting will be to look at your history and needs/goals/expectations to see what will work best in your specific case. Our approach is to start with immediate crisis management treating symptoms to stabilise the functioning and reduce distress. This is followed by a formulation of your particular needs and planning ahead. The meeting will be with the person/s needing support; that is those suffering or a family member that wants to know how to support them. It is essential that couples sessions need to include both parties in each weekly session. It is not possible to change clients during a process; from carer to sufferer or change partners. The first meeting is to assess the issue and their needs to develop an individualised approach. If we decided to work together, we usually agree to a further 3 sessions to see if we work well together. During this review process, we formulate a future plan around the difficulty and what is realistic to achieve. Usually, we would meet weekly at the same time in person initially, but this can vary as the therapeutic process develops.
If there is not currently a regular time available, there is usually space for a first meeting to assess your needs and if our service is a good match for you. It is crucial to ensure that our expectations are well aligned and that you feel we could build an effective working relationship. We will then let you know as soon as a regular time becomes available. Historically, waiting for a time to become available can take several weeks, depending on your flexibility.

Emergency Contact:

Storm’s Edge Therapy is a therapeutic service and we do not offer emergency services. Staff are not available at all times and do not respond to after hours contact. For emergencies, please see below a list of telephone numbers if you require urgent care or assistance. - For an acute psychiatric emergency you should call 999 and ask for the police or ambulance service. - For a crisis that is not life threatening but urgent you should call 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123.

FAQ Section

Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn't covered, please get in touch via our contact form or email us at info@stormsedgetherapy.co.uk.

Therapy

1What therapies do you offer?
We work within a brief consultative model which is goal orientated, collaborative and bespoke. Together we will decide on which therapeutic modality will work best for your presenting need and for your personal approach to life. A focused presenting problem usually response best to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) within a change cycle model which includes relapse prevention. Long-standing or complex needs may include some cognitive and/or behavioural elements, but are likely to need relational, interpersonal or systems approaches; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) or Schema Focused Therapy (SFT). This is not a supportive therapy, but a place to change. The work is hard with the goal of being different, being more, being better. You will need courage for this journey together. Through the challenges your therapist will offer compassion and a carefully strategised approach built on psychological theory and practice. What we do will be determined with what is working for you, in line with the stage of your progress, your personality, lifestyle as well as your way of learning.
2How long will I need therapy for?
This varies from one client to another, some might need a short series of sessions, and others long term work. You will agree this with your therapist at the beginning of your treatment.
3How often will I need to attend sessions?
Sessions can be weekly, or fortnightly, and will be agreed with your therapist. In some cases, more frequent sessions can be reduced later in the process to fortnightly or monthly sessions if this is appropriate. This will be agreed between you and your therapist.
4Do you offer therapy to couples and/ or children?
We offer therapy for couples and for families using an integration of the Mentalization and Systemic approaches. We do not offer services for children on their own. Please be specific about this need on application in order to ensure the venue is appropriate.
5Can I terminate therapy at any point?
Yes, you can choose to finish your therapy at any point. This is for you and you are in control of the process. You and your therapist will have a dynamic plan designed around your needs. Therapy is a resource aimed at helping you with your struggles for as long as needed and no longer. Therefore, the ending will be planned according to treatment progression. It is crucial to realise that change can be difficult; therefore, there can be phase of resisting. Even when we desperately want to grow or resolve a problem, change can be overwhelming and staying with what you know seems easier. This is a natural, and sometimes necessary, part of the change process. Please discuss any changes in the plan with your therapist.
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About

1What are your qualifications?
All our therapists are fully qualified and registered with the necessary bodies for their professions. We insist on full registration, full professional indemnity insurance and exceptional clinical skills before considering anyone for our team. Our founder, Kael Cockcroft, is an Associate Fellow and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society: Division of Clinical Psychology (BPS Membership: 407587), and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Registration: PYL26327). He is a member of the following professional working groups: BPS: Psychotherapy Section BPS: Special Group in Coaching Psychology BPS: Transpersonal Psychology Section BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP): Leadership and Management Faculty BPS DCP: Psychosis & Complex Mental Health Faculty BPS DCP: Holistic Faculty BPS DCP: Faculty of Addictions BPS DCP: Faculty for Eating Disorder Full qualification for our associates can be supplied if needed.
2What bodies are you registered with?
All our therapists are fully qualified and registered with the necessary bodies for their professions. We insist on full registration, full professional indemnity insurance and exceptional clinical skills before considering anyone for our team. Current registrations: British Psychological Society – The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good. Our Founder, Kael Cockcroft is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Health & Care Professional Council (HCPC) – The HCPC regulates the following professions: arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England and speech and language therapists. It is a criminal offence for someone to claim that they are registered with the HCPC or state they are a Practitioner Psychologist when they are not registered.
3What records do you keep?
All session notes are kept strictly in a secure environment, whether physical or digital. All material is kept in the strictest confidence according to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The British Psychological Society (BPS) codes of conduct which are in line with The Data Protection Act. We keep all financial and appointment details as per the HMRC requirements.
4Can you prescribe medication?
Yes. A psychologist or psychotherapist cannot prescribe medication; however, your therapist can facilitate a consultation with our psychiatrist. This would be a separate appointment with a fee dependent on the presenting concern and if there is a need for a comprehensive assessment.
5Are your rooms accessible?
Unfortunately, our rooms are not wheelchair accessible.

For Professionals

1I'd like to refer a client for therapy
We accept onward referrals from a range of professionals, ideally in consultation with the client’s GP. Simply direct your client to our secure appointments portal to make an appointment or send your details through our contact page stating a preferred contact method and time.
2I'd like to get a legal assessment for a court case
This is not a service that we currently provide.
3Do you offer supervision?
Yes. We offer supervision in psychodynamic individual therapy and case management with a particular focus on working with the whole person, working with Personality Disorders, with psychosis and in supporting carers. Supervision with Storm’s Edge Therapy will be most relevant for new therapists, clinical or forensic psychologists working in psychotherapy as well as those working with more extreme cases; especially those that are complex, enduring and treatment resistant. Please get in touch through our contact form if you would like to discuss supervision options.
4Can I work with you?
We have associations with a range of professionals and are open to discussing a working relationship. Send an initial message through the contact page.

Our Site

1No appointments available on the booking system
If you’ve gone through our appointments portal calendar and there are no appointments to book this means that all of our slots are currently full. New appointments become available following cancellations and completion of client treatment. If you’d like to be added to our waiting list, and be alerted when an appointment becomes available, please use our contact form and tick the box relating to our waiting list.

Bookings

Make your booking here:

Costs

1How much do sessions cost?
A standard therapy session length is 50 minutes and costs £140 when meeting in person and £110 for a virtual session. We do not have concessions or a sliding scale.
2How can I pay?
When you book an appointment you can pay as part of the online booking system, or 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 or cash on the day. 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.
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. If you prefer, you can also pay on the day of your session by debit or credit card, cash or bank transfer.
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 AXA PPP Healthcare, BUPA, Aviva, Vitality Health 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?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Statement 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 Thursday between 1:30 and 8pm GMT. Sessions are a standard therapeutic 50 minutes and cost £100. The following option are available: Audio call: Phone or WhatsApp Video call: WhatsApp Video, FaceTime, Google Duo, Skype or Zoom

Resources

Below are a few resources:

  • 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
  • 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)

  • 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 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)