Initial Information


Chai-Yoel is happy to take referrals from individuals, a parent or carer; GPs and the NHS; voluntary or statutory services, or; schools, colleges and universities. Chai-Yoel is able to offer concessions to daytime appointments where appropriate.

Initial Session

Chai-Yoel will invite you to an initial session with them so that together you can explore whether this is the right time for you to start either one to one group psychotherapy. Chai-Yoel considers the most important part of the psychotherapeutic relationship is the relationship and connection between therapist and client. Chai-Yoel charges a flat fee £55 for the initial session to confirm the initial session full payment is required before the session. If you miss or cancel an assessment session without 48 hours’ notice the full flat fee is payable.


Fees are on a sliding scale according to your income.


Daytime (9am – 6pm) appointments £45+
Evening appointments (After 6.30pm) £55 – £75


Daytime or evening appointments £60 – £80

Psychotherapeutic Supervision/ Professional Mentoring:

Daytime appointments £50
Evening appointments £60

Chai-Yoel offers concessions to daytime appointments where appropriate.


If you miss a session, please provide me with 7 days or more notice, otherwise the fee is payable. 
In exceptional circumstances, such as a medical emergency, if you give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice I will charge 50% of session which will cover my basic costs. If I have to cancel a session or take leave, I will try to provide you with a minimum of one week’s notice, I will offer you an alternative slot either in person, or via telephone or Skype where I can.


If either of us feels it is time to bring our sessions together to an end, we will discuss the matter and agree an ending plan. In long-term work, anything longer then 6 months I require a minimum of one month’s notice to end our work together, otherwise I will charge 50% of your monthly fee.

Ethical Framework

Working ethically is the cornerstone to the one to one and couple psychotherapy, group therapy and supervision I offer.

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In my next blog, I answer the question that every potential client reflects on at the beginning of seeking a therapist and I also explore a bit what happens in the initial session. "Am I ready for therapy?" #psychotherapy #mentalhealthmatters

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