© 2017  Lucy Mills, BA (Hons), MA, Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists

Frequently Asked Questions

How will we know if you can help?

Following you contacting me about your child, either by phone or email, we will discuss whether to arrange an initial consultation appointment.  This first meeting is usually for parents or carers, and is an opportunity to discuss your concerns for your child and for us to think together about whether child psychotherapy may help.   If this seems likely, then we will arrange a series of 4-6 assessment sessions to explore this further.  If this way of working does not seem suitable, then I will offer you guidance as to what might be more appropriate help.

What is the frequency of therapy sessions?

Therapy sessions are usually weekly but occasionally more intensive treatment is needed.

How long does treatment last?

Some interventions are brief and progress can be made in just a few sessions; for some children or young people a time-limited number of sessions is suitable and for others longer periods in therapy, for several months or more are needed.

How much will it cost?

An initial hour-long consultation appointment costs £70

50 minute therapy sessions cost £60

Terms & Conditions of Treatment

  • Appointments are to be attended on time and consistently.

  • Where children are accompanied to appointments, they will be collected punctually at the end of the appointment time.  Children are not to be left unaccompanied in the waiting room.

  • Cancelled or missed appointments will be charged at the usual rate, unless the circumstances are exceptional.

  • Therapy sessions will usually take place during term-time, with breaks during the school holidays (as per Birmingham LEA dates).  The long summer holiday break is an exception and arrangements over this period will be discussed in advance.

  • Therapy will not be terminated by the client / family or therapist without prior notice

  • Invoices will be settled within 15 days of issue.