Private Therapy Clinic in Wolverhampton
TranceForm Psychology Private Therapy Clinic Wolverhampton, West Midlands
These days many more people search for private therapy clinics to find psychological help with a wide range of problems. The reasons for this are varied and may be due to the need for privacy or because the current NHS waiting lists can be quite long.
Clients tell us that the quality of service and more focused approach on outcomes is often much better at private therapy clinics with many people who have experienced NHS counselling reporting that the experience is highly ‘impersonal’, somewhat ‘mechanical’ and is often perceived to be more about meeting ‘mental healthcare delivery targets’ than in the recipient overcoming their problem.
Psychologists and counsellors working in private therapy practices tend to be more ‘engaged’ with their clients with a greater emphasis on the therapeutic relationship than often experienced in other sectors.
Is Private Therapy Expensive?
The cost of any private therapy product or service is always open to the personal perceptions of ‘cost versus value’ and is different for everybody. This is often dependent on factors such as (a) how long you have had your ‘problem’, (b) how much impact the problem is having on your day-to-day life, (c) the level of funds you have available to expend on solving the problem.
The biggest problem experienced in the private therapy sector in the UK is that in most cases, people have an expectation that the NHS has a ‘duty’ to ‘make them better’ and that the cost should be ‘free’ as with other healthcare services. This ‘problem’ tends not to exist in those countries where healthcare is not provided free (for example the USA) and most people living in these countries have, or have to obtain private medical insurance.
Anybody who has ever had to have medical treatment in the USA (paid for by holiday insurance for example) will know that the costs there can be astronomical with room and bed costs often costing $1,000 per day!
So, by comparison, private therapy costs in the UK tend to be much more reasonable (unless you absolutely demand ‘Harley Street’ in which case expect US level pricing!) and, for the most part, generally affordable.
Here at TranceForm Psychology our average hourly rate is £90 and therapy usually requires a session once per week.
Does Private Therapy Mean Better Quality?
In many cases, therapists entering the private therapy sector have originally come from the NHS and so have had more or less the same level of training as those entering private therapy clinics directly. In our opinion, we believe that overall the quality of mental healthcare services in both the public and private therapy sectors are equally high and so in many cases the choice of public or private therapy will come down to personal preference and choice.
One area where private clinics DO seem to offer more is in waiting times and clinic opening times. Tranceform, for example, open on Saturdays as well as four late evenings during the week.
Free Initial Consultations at our Private Therapy Clinic
We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your problems prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At TranceForm Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven, evidence-based form of mental health counselling for developing a fundamental understanding of the dynamics of your problem, but also for learning new coping skills and strategies for sustainable change over your life.
The full course costs £795 which you can pay for on our fees page.
Tranceformental CBT is available On-line as well as a one-to-one format in the clinic.
Visit Online Counselling for more details.
Contact Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP
I specialise in the following therapies:
I also offer a complete programme which combines mindfulness, meditation and hypnotherapy
Call Joan on: 07434 776504