Dr Nicola Sorfleet

HCPC Registered & BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist

PsychD, PGDip, PGCert, BSc (Hons) Psych

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: Please contact me via email nicola@drnicolasorfleet.co.uk or telephone (07825 952 065). If I am not available please leave me a message. I aim to get back to all enquiries within 24 hours.  

Q: What will happen at my first appointment?
A: Your first appoinment will last fifty minutes. This session will provide an opportunity for you to talk about your difficulties and their development, as well as your goals for therapy. Your therapy options will be discussed and at the end of the appointment a treatment approach and plan will be recommended.

Q: What are the fees and how do I pay?
A:  My standard fees for self funding clients are £100 per fifty minute session for individual and couples therapy. Individual therapy sessions before 5pm Monday to Friday are offered at a reduced fee of £85 with the exception of all RSCPP referrals. The fees for self funding clients are to be paid 24 hours in advance of an appointment or in cash at the outset of any face to face appointment. 

Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: This will depend on the nature of your difficulties, your goals for therapy and your chosen therapeutic approach. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is generally a shorter term goal-orientated therapy, while psychotherapy is a more open ended insight-orientated approach.  

Q: Will what I say be confidential?
​A: What you discuss in sessions is kept private and confidential. In line with my professional duty of care this confidentiality will only be broken if there are concerns about your safety or the safety of another person. In these circumstances the necessary process would be discussed with you first where possible. In order to maintain best clinical practice I undertake regular supervision with another qualified psychological therapist. During these  supervision discussions any identifying personal information is anonymised. I also keep a basic record containing essential information about my clients, such as their name, address, date of birth, contact details, referrer's name and General Practitioner's name. This information is held securely in line with the Data Protection Act and remains solely for my use.