I offer treatment for the following psychological difficulties in adults:
- Panic attacks
- Worry and Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Adjustment to life events
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Coping with Chronic Pain
- Anger management problems
- Building self-confidence
- Relationship problems
- Gender Identity Difficulties
- Sexual dysfunction
What should I expect and how much will it cost?
Initially, a comprehensive discussion and assessment of your difficulties would be carried out, in order to achieve an understanding of what is affecting you and why, what therapy may help and how many sessions may be required.
You can choose to either spread this consultation / assessment over 2-3 sessions which is typically of 50 minutes duration, or opt for an assessment session of longer duration in order to cover what needs to be discussed sooner, so that any recommendations or suggestions can be discussed with you. When doing Assessment appointments they tend to typically be 90 minutes duration.
Therapy sessions are for 50 minutes, at a cost of £95.00 per session, if self funded. Sessions can be paid for in cash or by cheque at the end of each appointment or in advance by bank transfer. Debit and credit cards are not yet accepted.
Sessions by phone or video call (Skype) can also be arranged. Contact me for further details.
Different rates apply if you are using private health insurance, due to the additional administration required.
Most health insurers are accepted such as AXA-PPP, BUPA, Pru Health and Simply Health.
You will normally need a GP referral and in some cases a psychiatric assessment and referral prior to being able to use your policy for psychological therapy. The health insurance company may also stipulate the maximum number of sessions they are willing to fund, depending on the details of your policy.
Please phone or email for further details and discussion about using your health insurance to fund psychological therapy.
Sessions are typically arranged weekly or fortnightly at times to suit you, with regular review of outcomes and progress.
Most people begin to see improvement after the first few sessions and duration of therapy between 6 and 20 sessions is typically effective for most of the psychological difficulties seen in our clinics. You are welcome to come along for 2 - 3 sessions to see how you feel about the service, or if you are waiting in the meantime for an NHS appointment.
I see clients from my practice at home, parking is easily accessible. I normally offer appointments on Weekday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and daytime appointments from 9:00 am. Please contact me for further information about timings or concerns.
If you are using a health insurance policy, they will usually expect a report and regular updates to be sent to either your GP, or the referrer (such as a Psychiatrist). These reports would also be copied directly to you, should you wish to receive them.