Clare Bate Psychotherapy

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Frequently asked Questions

What are your fees?

My fee for a 50 minute individual session between 9am and 8pm on a weekday is £90 (if a longer session is required then the fee is worked out on a pro-rata basis. So 90 minutes would be £135).
My fee for a 60 minute couples session is £100.
My fee for a 90 minute couples session is £150.
My fee for supervision is £90 for a 60 minute session

Do you provide supervision?

Yes, as an EMDR Europe accredited consultant I am qualified to provide supervision to EMDR therapists who have completed or are about to complete their basic training and for those clinicians who are interested in working towards their own practitioner or consultant accreditation. As a BABCP & BACP accredited practitioner I can provide supervision and do currently regularly provide supervision for therapists who work within the NHS.

Do you charge for cancellations?

Yes, as is normal practice for private therapists, I would usually charge you if you cancel a scheduled session with me.

What therapeutic approaches do you use?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): is one of the few forms of therapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective for treating many types of difficulties. As such, this approach is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and NHS for depression and anxiety presentations. In contrast to other forms of therapy, CBT is usually more focused on the present, more time limited and more problem solving oriented. Individuals will learn specific skills that they will find valuable for the rest of their lives.

Behavioural Couples Therapy: this is again scientifically tested to work with couples who are experiencing depression or anxiety in their committed relationship. The approach utilises specific CBT techniques and also focuses on the relationship itself.

Integrative relational psychotherapy - this approach focuses on identifying how patterns of relating to others have been formed in childhood and seeks to understand how these patterns might be perpetuating vicious cycles that individuals experience in their interactions with others as adults.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR): this is an evidence based treatment that works particularly well with anxiety, for example phobias and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Again, it has been extensively researched and proven to be effective for the treatment of trauma. There is more information available on

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