Dr Lesley McGown Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision in Cheltenham

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Information about the framework for therapy and answers to some commonly-asked questions.


Practice Hours

Practice hours are from Monday to Thursday. Evening appointments are also offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Initial Consultation

During our first meeting I will be asking some questions to gain a fuller understanding of what is troubling you and what you would like to gain from sessions. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have about the process of therapy. Most often it is helpful to have a minimum of two consultative sessions before making a decision to commence. If we decide to go ahead and make a start, then that decision will be taken together.

Frequency of Sessions

If our agreement is to continue, we would arrange future sessions to take place on the same day at the same time each week. The establishment of regular sessions is important in order to facilitate, and give momentum to the therapeutic process. Most people find that weekly contact provides a sense of security and continuity whilst they are working on their emotional difficulties.


My fee is £70 per session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. A similar fee applies to the initial consultation phase.

All sessions are required to be pre-paid by online bank transfer. More details are provided at the time of arranging an initial consultation.

Cancellations and Missed Sessions

Psychotherapy sessions require a regular time commitment and thus payment is due for missed appointments or cancelled by you with less than 7 days' notice. This arrangement enables me to maintain a regular appointment time for the duration of the therapy.

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