Initial Consultation

Before commencing your therapy, an initial consultation is undertaken by one of our therapists. This happens 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. Currently we are conducting this on line.

When you contact us, we will connect you with either one of the practice directors or one of our associate therapists or clinical psychologists with your consent.  All associates working at the Courtyard Garden are independent therapists or clinical psychologists registered with one of the following bodies HCPC, UKCP, BPS, BPC and/or BACP and subject to the ethical standards of their respective organisations. They are not employees of the Courtyard Garden.


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 and 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.  More information can be found in our privacy policy.


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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Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic treatment which can be used alongside other models of therapy. It is an effective treatment for people who suffer from symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other areas of emotional distress such as anxiety, panic attacks and stress.