Working With Me

Working with me

You can be referred by your GP or Psychiatrist or you can contact me directly. I see adults aged 18 and over.

It is best practice for me to notify your GP (or Psychiatrist if you see one) if we decide to work together, and if you have any concerns about this we can discuss them at your initial appointment with me. There is a form here that GPs and other professionals can complete to refer their patients to me.

If you prefer to contact me directly, the first step is to contact me by phone, email or by submitting the enquiry form. I will then answer any queries you may have, and I will explain the next steps to you.

If you decide that you would like to go ahead and book an appointment with me, we will arrange a mutually convenient appointment date and time, and I will send you an appointment confirmation email.

At your first appointment, which lasts 50 minutes, I will complete a registration information sheet to record your basic details and I will also ask you to sign a simple contract regarding attendance of appointments, payment and confidentiality. I will also start the assessment.

Assessment usually takes place over the first two sessions, as it is important for me to get a good understanding of the difficulties that have brought you to therapy. During the assessment phase of therapy I will help you to start making sense of your difficulties and consider your goals for therapy. We will then agree on a course of therapy and treatment that best suits you.

Assessment is normally over two sessions and treatment tends to be between 6 and 20 weekly sessions.

As well as weekday appointments, Saturday and evening appointments are available.

Fees

Individual assessment and  therapy sessions are £90 for 50 minute appointments.

Longer sessions are charged pro rata.

I offer some low-cost sessions, in special circumstances.

Sessions that are funded through contracts with Employee Assistance Programmes and insurance companies vary in terms of fees, depending on the contract and level of liaison and report-writing required.

Group sessions range in cost, depending on the size of the group and the funding arrangements for the group.

Please contact me on 07754 083010, email me at helen@drhelencoote.com or use the enquiry form on the Contact page.

Please see my Information Form and Contract here.

BPS EMDR