Frequently Asked Questions
It depends on your individual circumstances. You can see me sporadically for just 1 or 2 sessions to talk through a particular life obstacle or life decision. You can book a set number of sessions to work through a specific mental health problem or see me regularly for long-term support.
If you are running late, please let me know (if possible). You are still welcome to attend and use the remaining time, but this would depend on how much you are delayed. Despite my good intentions, I may be unable to extend the session to make up for the missed time due to other bookings.
This depends on your individual needs and can range from discussing your problems in the therapy room to going outside for more practical sessions (e.g. exposure therapy).
My approach is mainly shaped by a transdiagnostic psychotherapy known as Method of Levels (MOL). It is grounded in a strong scientific theory and I find it to be the most natural and effective therapy.
I am a qualified CBT therapist and regularly deliver CBT both in NHS and private settings. I have observed many people benefit from CBT. My approach to therapy with you will be tailored to your needs.
Because of the very personal nature of any difficulties it is not possible to list all problems that are suitable for therapy. Regardless of what it is that bothers you, I will be working with you to help you understand the problem and find a way to feel better. This might involve finding a way to resolve the problem or if that’s not possible finding a way to cope with it better. The most common reasons for attending therapy are listed below, however this list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure about whether your problem is suitable or whether therapy is for you, please feel free to contact me.
- Work-related stress
- Panic attacks
- Depression / Low mood
- Low motivation
- PTSD / trauma
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Body image issues
- Life changes
- Family / Relationship Problems
There are some problems that might be better resolved in other specialist services – this includes heavy alcohol or drug use, and violence. In such instances please contact your GP for more information about support options available.
Yes. Anything we speak about remains between us, and any of your personal data is kept securely in accordance with the general data protection regulation.
Please note every psychotherapist has a duty of care. If you or somebody else is at risk, confidentiality might need to be breached to ensure everyone’s safety (e.g. risk to your life).
Any appointments booked via the online booking system require payment online. This occurs at the time of your booking or by verifying your card for a later payment.
Bank transfer payment can also be arranged if needed.
Research has shown that attending therapy with a committed attitude produces better outcomes. However, feeling down and unmotivated may be a part of your difficulties. Starting therapy can help you feel better and give you some motivation to start making changes in your life. However, it will be up to you whether you continue with therapy or make any changes.
Throughout the process of therapy you are not tied into a subscription or forced to commit to multiple therapy sessions in advance.
I would recommend attending 1-3 sessions. At that stage most people are able to make a judgment on whether the therapy is right for them. If you wish we can use one of the sessions to discuss your concerns about attending therapy. Alternatively you can contact me.
Booking Your First Session Is Easy
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