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  • What is psychological therapy?
    Therapy often refers to varying forms of mental health interventions such as person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Schema therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and emotion focused therapy among others. As a psychologist I am trained in various psychological therapies, which can assist in providing therapeutic support and change depending on your therapeutic needs.
  • Why psychological therapy?
    As a psychologist I am required to have extensive knowledge and training in the field of psychology and mental health. I hold a Doctorate Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. These are the two primary requirements needed to practice as a Psychologist.
  • How do I decide what therapy is best for me?
    If you feel you would like some therapeutic support but are unsure what therapy could be best for you then feel free to make an enquiry. I would be happy for us to discuss different therapeutic modalities and to work collaboratively to decide what could be best for you. A strong indicator for therapeutic change is often the therapeutic relationship between the client and their practitioner.
  • What issues can therapy help with?
    Psychological therapy can be helpful for a vast array of issues, ranging from more mild day-to-day life stressors, to more complex and severe mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders and suicidality to name a few.
  • How much do sessions cost?
    Self-funded sessions cost £80 per session. Insurance funded sessions are priced slightly higher due to the associated increased administration costs.
  • How long do sessions last?
    Sessions last 50 minutes.
  • Do I need a referral from my GP to arrange a session?
    No. I am able to work with self-referred individuals and a letter from your GP is not required to arrange a session.
  • Will my GP or the NHS be informed of my attendance in therapy?
    No. While it can be beneficial to inform your GP that you are attending therapy, this is not mandatory, nor is it something I am required to do as a psychologist.
  • Can I use my health insurance policy to fund my sessions?
    Yes. I am registered and have experience working with various insurance companies such as AXA-PPP, Aviva, WPA, Cigna and Vitality. I would strongly recommend being in touch with your insurance provider to gather all necessary information about your policy and ensure that your plan provides coverage for psychological therapy before being in touch for a session.
  • How frequently will I have to attend therapy and for how many sessions?
    The frequency of your therapy really depends on your preference. While it can be beneficial to attend weekly sessions, this really depends on what you feel is best for you based on your needs and situation. The same applies to the number of sessions. It is very hard to determine how many sessions you might need. It depends on what feels right for you. This is something that can be discussed further upon initial enquiry.
  • What are you doing to ensure COVID-19 regulations are being implemented in your practice?
    For the time being, all sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom or telephone.
  • I am unsure if meeting for therapy online is as effective or secure as face-to-face therapy?
    There is extensive research to suggest that meeting online for therapy is just as effective as meeting face-to-face. While meeting online can always pose a risk to security, I ensure that I am using safe and secure devices, as well as platforms to ensure the most confidential therapeutic environment possible.
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