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Psychology Session


You Ask - I Answer

  • Do you work with children?
    No. I do not work with children. I work with individuals 18+
  • Can you offer face to face sessions?
    Yes, I offer sessions face to face and remote via MS Teams/Skype/zoom
  • What hours do you work?
    I generally work evenings and weekends outside of Monday-Friday 9-5.
  • Are you accredited?
    I am fully accredited with BABCP for providing cognitive behavioural therapy. I am also an accredited mindfulness instructor. I am working towards my accreditation with BABCP for supervision.
  • Are you insured?
    I have professional indemnity insurance.
  • I haven't heard back from you, what should I do?
    Please check your email again (including spam folder). If I have not replied with 3-4 days. Please email me again.
  • How long does each therapy last and what does it look like?
    The initial assessment usually takes around 60-90 mins. Following the assessment, most therapy sessions last around 50 minutes. Ten minutes thereafter are dedicated to appropriately keeping notes and admin. ​ The session usually begins with reviewing the week and then we agree an agenda for the session together. A focus on practical help to manage depression, anxiety or trauma symptoms is usually the main item on the agenda.
  • What happens in the first session?
    A detailed assessment of current difficulties, childhood development and trauma, risk level and other contributing factors such as sleep, coping mechanisms and social support is conducted to get the most accurate picture of the difficulties in your life. This helps build a blueprint called a formulation that is used to work together on a treatment plan. You will likely be asked to complete some questionnaires to help guide the assessment and treatment stages.
  • What conditions do you work with?
    I work with a range of conditions including: depression, Low self esteem obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks/disorder generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, social anxiety, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), post-natal depression and anxiety complex trauma Panic attacks Chronic pain/fatigue and many other joint presentations of anxiety and depression
  • What does confidentiality mean?
    I will not discuss any of your difficulties or the information you share with me, with anyone outside of clinical supervision. Clinical supervision is a professional requirement by governing bodies such as the BABCP to ensure appropriate care, training and techniques of their accredited therapists. Confidentiality can be broken in some circumstances: 1) you are at risk to yourself or others; 2) You are involved in criminal activity; 3) You are involved in terrorist activity. However, even in these circumstances you will be informed of this course of action.
  • Where can I find good self help material?
  • What do I do if I am in a crisis or need urgent care for my mental health?
    Ring Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or Ring Samaritans 116 123 to help you cope. Find support from a loved one or someone you can trust. Discuss your difficulties with a GP as soon as possible.
  • What do I do if I am feeling suicidal?
    General advice/safety plan: Think of managing suicidal thoughts/urges like a ladder: 1st rung of the ladder: Distraction 2nd rung of the ladder: Call family/Friends 3rd rung of the ladder: Call Services (Lifeline/Samaritans) 4th rung of the ladder: Go to somewhere you feel safe e.g. family/friends house or a place with a communal sense of safety like a coffee shop, supermarket or shopping centre 5th rung of the ladder: get yourself to A&E. If you can't get there yourself, ring an ambulance.
  • Should I talk to my GP about my difficulties?
    Yes, Please discuss your current difficulties with your GP and explore what options you may have e.g. talking therapy, counselling or engaging with medication. You may also wish to explore a referral to the community mental health team.
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