FAQS

HOW LONG DOES A THERAPY SESSION TAKE AND HOW OFTEN ARE THE APPOINTMENTS?

Each CBT session will last for up to 1 hour.  Appointments will be weekly on the same day and time

WHAT APPROACHES DO YOU USE?

As a Psychotherapist I am able to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches in order to meet your needs. This includes:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

CAN I CONTACT YOU IF I'M IN CRISIS?

Please be aware this is not a crisis service.  If you need to speak to someone urgently then you can contact your GP, 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123.  If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, then you can ring 999 or present in your nearest A&E where you'll be assessed and offered further support.

WILL EVERYTHING BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?

Everything you share with me will be kept confidential.  For good practice, I routinely write to your GP at the end of our sessions to provide an overview of the main CBT techniques we've covered with any further recommendations for treatment.  If there is a risk of harm to yourself or others, then as a healthcare professional I will have a duty of care to inform the relevant professional and to discuss this with you first.

WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?

I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for the following conditions:

Depression

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety

Health Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Panic Disorder

Phobia

I also have experience working with clients who present with:

Low Self-Esteem

Perfectionism

Long Term Health Conditions (such as chronic pain, COPD)

Sleep problems

Eating Disorders (please note that more severe presentations may require more specialist support)