Private Appointments at the MPC

The Michael Palin Centre has a private route for families (children and young people) and also for adults. If you live overseas you will need to access our assessment clinic and therapy through the private route. If you live in the UK you may wish to choose the private route in order to be seen more quickly for an assessment or if your local CCG/NHS Trust does not approve funding for you to come here for therapy. Private therapy sessions can be face-to-face or by Skype.

 

Adults

Assessment

  • 3 hours with a therapist
  • one hour admin and report writing time
  • required before therapy can be arranged
  • available by Skype
  • UK – £500
  • International – £600

Therapy

  • UK residents – £125 per hour; International residents: £150 per hour
  • 5 sessions – £625 (UK); £750 (International)
  • 10 sessions – £1,250 (UK); £1,500 (International)
  • 20 sessions – £2,500 (UK); £3,000 (International)
  • 30 sessions – £3,750 (UK); £4,500 (International)

Read more about Assessments for adults at the MPC

Read more about Therapy for adults at the MPC

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Children and young people

Assessment

  • 8 hours of therapist time (3 hours with your child and analysing assessments, 4 hours with parents, one hour report-writing)
  • required before therapy can be arranged
  • additional fee where separate parent sessions are required (parents living apart)
  • additional fee for interpreters if required (£25 per hour)
  • UK – £1,000
  • International – £1,200
  • for international families travelling to the UK for an assessment: please allow time for your child to recover from jet-lag before their appointment.

Find out more about Assessments for children at the MPC

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Therapy

Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy or equivalent

  • 20 hours
  • UK – £2,500
  • International – £3,000

Read about Palin PCI here

Palin Stammering Therapy for School-age Children (Palin STSC)

  • 30 hours
  • does not include a 2-week group
  • UK – £3,750
  • International – £4,500

Read about Palin STSC here

Two-week group for 10-14s and their parents

  • includes 4 x one-day group follow-up meetings and additional individual sessions if required (face-to-face or Skype)
  • UK – £5,625
  • International – £6,750

Read about our 2-week group here

2-week group for 15-18s

  • includes a one-day workshop for parents
  • includes 4x one-day group follow-up meetings and additional individual sessions if required (face-to-face or Skype)
  • UK – £4,500
  • International – £5,400

Read about our 2-week summer group for young people here

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Interpreters
  • there is an additional charge of £25 per hour for the use of an interpreter if this is required
  • interpreters are arranged by us through Whittington Health NHS Interpreting Services
Arranging your appointment
  • refer using the online form
  • we will contact you to arrange an appointment time and send you a contract
  • your appointment is confirmed when your contract is returned and payment has been made
How to pay
  • by bank transfer to Whittington Health NHS Trust
  • details will be sent with your contract
THE MICHAEL PALIN CENTER HELPLINE

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to

HELPLINE

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to

Our Helpline, 020 3316 8100, is open during office hours (9am-5pm) and voicemail messages can be left when the office is closed.

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