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Online Family Consultations

Our unique evidenced-based approach to therapeutic consultation enables you to get to the heart of your concerns more quickly than traditional therapy.

What is A Family Consultation?

Our online Family Consultations provide a supportive and collaborative space for you to explore and work out what to do about your concern. They can be used as an alternative to regular therapy sessions. They can also provide a space to explore if and what type of regular therapy is likely to be most beneficial for you. *Please note that Family Consultations are only appropriate for non-emergency situations in which there is no current risk of harm such as suicide, domestic violence or abuse. Clients should approach their GP for guidance in an emergency.

What to Expect in our Online Family Consultations

Not sure yet if a consultation feels right for you? See our videos and case studies section giving more detail about what goes on in Family Consultations.
We have put together some resources to help explain what you can expect from an online Family Consultation.

If you decide you would like to progress to more regular weekly therapy sessions we can help you identify an appropriate therapist in your area or our sister company, Shortland Psychology Associates can provide this from our Whitstable base in Kent or online.


How to Book a Family Consultation

  1. Choose your psychologist – All of our family psychologists are experienced in working with children, adults and families. However, some psychologists have particular interests that might mean they are better suited to your needs. If you are not sure who to choose, you can book a free 15 minute chat with Dr Andrea Shortland or email hello@pocketfamilypsychologist.com and we can discuss this with you.
  2. Consider a Discovery Session – If you are unsure about jumping straight into an Family Consultation, book a half hour session for £49 with your chosen psychologist to briefly discuss your concerns and prepare for your Family Consultation. For example, you could consider who to include in the session, which issues you want to prioritise and highlight any topics that may be sensitive for your family.
  3. Book your Family Consultation – Choose your psychologist and a time that suits and book yourself in using our online booking system. A Family Consultation costs £249 for a 90 minute session and a 30 minute feedback session. 
  4. Complete a form – You will receive an email with a form about your family, your concerns and your goals.
  5. Plan the feedback session – During the first session, your psychologist will book in the 30 minute follow up session. This session is to obtain their feedback and recommendations (this is included in the cost of your Consultation).

Book an appointment

You can now book an appointment online. Please use the booking form below to book a session with one of our Psychologists. If you have any questions before booking, please email hello@pocketfamilypsychologist.com.

Terms and Conditions

  • Consultations are only appropriate for non-emergency situations where there is no current risk of harm such as suicide. domestic violence or abuse. Clients should approach their GP for guidance in an emergency.
  • Please note that the fee is non-refundable. We can offer to rearrange the consultation in case of unforeseen circumstances but at least 48 hours’ notice must be provided.

Family Consultation Videos

Family Consultations - “Why and when do families seek help”

Family Consultations - “What would we talk about in two sessions”

Family Consultations - “But it is an issue with my child not my family”

Family Consultation - Family Work with Dementia

Case Studies