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Dr Carolyne Keenan C. Psychol

Registered Psychologist

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who do you work with?

I provide psychological therapy for individuals, couples and families.  I work with adults, adolescents and children and I offer supervision to trainee and qualified psychologists.  I also work in a consultancy capacity with businesses and I am available for work with the media. 

Q: What are your fees?

Individual therapy sessions are £110-£120 for 50 minutes (this is the standard therapeutic hour) family and couples sessions are £130 for 50 minutes.

Supervision sessions are £110 for qualified Psychologists and £90 for trainees  

Please contact me directly to discuss consultancy rates for companies or media work. 

Q: Can I cancel a session?

It is absolutely fine to cancel a session once we have started work together.  I require 48 hours notice to cancel a session without charge (please note that this applies whatever the reason for cancellation). 

Q: How often will we meet?

I recommend that we meet weekly, certainly initially as this is a good way to build a therapeutic relationship.  People may decide to move to fortnightly sessions as the treatment progresses.  

Q:  How many sessions will I need?

I offer both short (6-12 weeks) and long term interventions.  The length of time someone receives treatment for ultimately depends on how long it takes for them to feel that they have achieved their goals.  At our initial consultation we can discuss your goals and I will be able to make some suggestions about whether it sounds like a longer term intervention might be needed or whether we can create a more brief focussed plan.  Ultimately though the decision will be yours.  There is no obligation to engage in long term treatment and we will have regular reviews to ensure that you are not receiving therapy for longer than you need. 

Q. Is the service confidential?

Chartered Psychologists adhere to clear and strict guidelines on confidentiality.  Any information disclosed to me (including case notes, records, and psychological test results) is confidential and cannot be disclosed without your direct consent. If there is any need to disclose information to another professional (for example a medical doctor, lawyer, pastor or third party billing source), you will be consulted first.

Q. What is a Chartered Psychologist, and what does it mean to be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)?

The British Psychological Society (BPS) represents the professional body responsible for developing and supporting the discipline of psychology and disseminating psychological knowledge to the public and policy makers.  Through its Royal Charter, the Society is charged with overseeing psychology and psychologists. It has responsibility for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good.
Becoming a Chartered Psychologist requires the completion of a rigorous postgraduate training course (typically a doctoral degree lasting 3- 4 years). This training is accompanied by an extensive period of directly supervised practice.  Following this training, the title of ‘C.Psychol.’ (Chartered Psychologist) is awarded. ‘C.Psychol.’ represents the benchmark of professional recognition, and reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.  It is a mark of experience, competence, and reputation for anyone looking to learn from, consult or employ a Psychologist.
While the BPS is still the key professional body for psychology and psychologists, The HealthCare Professions Council (HCPC) regulates the profession, and through their process of registration, ensures that the public is protected from exposure to bad professional practice. HCPC Registration ensures that Registered Psychologists meet specific criteria with regards to character, health, conduct, standards of practice, and education.

Q. Do you accept private insurance?

Yes. I am a registered provider with most of the major UK insurance companies including AXA/PPP, Aviva, Vitality and SimplyHealth.