Initial Consultation

Before commencing your therapy, an initial consultation is undertaken by one of our therapists. This is usually 90 minutes over one, sometimes two sessions and provides an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and ideas about why you are seeking help. It allows us to develop a treatment plan with you that will give you the support you need and the results you are looking for.

The initial consultation fee is income related.

Our Appointment System

Each scheduled session is for 50 minutes and will be at the same time each week. If attending late the appointment will still finish at the usual time. On occasion, with appropriate notice, it may be possible to reschedule your appointment time but this cannot be guaranteed. We can offer sessions by telephone or Skype when face-to-face is not possible.


Fees are negotiable and paid to each individual therapist. We aim to provide accessibly-priced therapy for each individual. Before beginning any treatment we always outline the recommended therapy approach, the proposed number of sessions (if short-term work) and the cost of your therapy.

Your fee for therapy is agreed between you and your therapist and worked out in proportion to your income. There are some reduced fee sessions available. If you think you qualify for a reduced fee, please contact us. The practice are able to take referrals from the private healthcare provider Axa PPP.

privacy statement

The Courtyard Garden Practice is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you make contact with us we may collect the following information: Name, Contact details – address, telephone number and/or email, GP’s details (where applicable), D.O.B (where applicable).

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

We will not distribute your information to third parties unless in exceptional circumstances. If data is shared it is only with the consent of the client involved or if we are required to do so by law.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have control over these websites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide.

If you would like any further information please email


Counselling supports you to talk freely about your concerns. Our therapists can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you might have, or provide support when you are struggling to adjust to a challenge in life. Counselling can also help you with emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills.

Psychodynamic Therapy

This approach gives you the opportunity to look deeper into your problems. It can help with a wide range of conditions such as persistent depression, anxiety and various addictions.

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Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

DIT is a short-term talking therapy (16 sessions) which focuses on the ‘here and now’ and uses a psychodynamic approach to treat depression and anxiety. It is one of the therapies for depression recommended by the Department of Health.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a time-limited therapy (usually 6 sessions) most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. It is another therapy for depression recommended by the Department of Health.

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