USEFUL INFORMATION

  • We are registrants of the BPS (British Psychological Society), BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and subscribe to their codes of ethics, practice and data protection.

  • COVID19- In the current climate of uncertainty and worry it can be very difficult to think clearly and thoughtfully about how to care for our children. Whilst we are now unable  to provide face to face sessions for many clients at either the Open Door or Lewes House locations, we are available to provide on-line support via teleconference consultations or telephone conversations. Please contact us if we have not already spoken to arrange the appropriate next  steps for or with your young person (January 2021).

  • Online work portals include Zoom, FaceTime, Whereby, WhatsApp video calling and Skype at this point.

 

  • Following GDPR May 2018 we will get your consent for data storage in light of our clinical responsibilities, storing for as long as BPC/UKCP/BPS best practice guidelines recommend safely and securely. A new privacy consent bar appears on this website and asks visitors who have been with us before to review their consent and permissions (September 2020). 

 

  • Our Twitterfeed @UKThinkFam advertises news and features for schools and families as well useful infographics and links to other helpful sites

 

  • Our sessions are for 50 minutes.  Initial consultations can last an hour and a half and we charge accordingly. Please ask for details.  Beginnings and endings are important so please arrive on time.

  • Our process: we meet families/schools and take a full history including what you as a family/school hope to achieve with our support. We suggest an assessment period for the young person of between four and six sessions to get a sense of their internal world. Following this, another group consultation takes place to think through the needs and presentation of the young person within the family/school dynamic.  Work can take from six months to two years of weekly sessions with regular group meetings with families/schools. The ending is a process as important as the beginning.  The ending process is discussed and agreed in parent/school consultation meetings.  Typically an ending would consist of three sessions where past, present, and future are thought about. 

  • Our fees range from £45- £110 per session. VIG prices are individual and will be discussed prior to a written quote.

 

  • We ask for 72 hours notice for cancellation or we charge in full for the session.

 

  • We accept cash, cheques, or bank transfers on request.

 

  • Nearest Car Parking is available at the "Needlemakers" or East Street 

 

  • Regular buses and trains also make Lewes easily accessible 

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