I understand that choosing a therapist can be a daunting task, so below are answers to my most frequently asked questions.
What Issues Can I Help With?
Grief and loss
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Fear of flying (aerophobia)
Fear of confined or crowded spaces (claustrophobia)
Fear of open spaces (agoraphobia)
Parent child relationships
Am I Weak For Needing Therapy?
No, you are not a weak person. You are a person who needs support with a particular problem, just like the rest of us. Accepting support is a sign of strength and maturity not weakness, it recognises the fact that we need helps sometimes and can ask for it without putting ourselves down for doing so. Asking for help is normal.
How Can I Know If CBT Is For Me?
This will be established during the initial assessment. However, CBT is for you if you are looking for practical ways to address a problem in a relatively short period of time. While CBT looks at current problems it also goes to the root of the problems which may be placed in the past.
Does CBT Help People?
CBT works very well when clients are committed to their goals. For more information please check out the testimonials given by some of my clients.
Also, clinical research shows particularly good results in clients who undertake CBT therapy and for this reason is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Can CBT Mess Up My Head?
No, CBT has a practical approach and does not mess up your head. You are in control of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and we work together towards a Goal you chose. You are leading the way and I go with you on your journey.
How Long Is Each Session?
Each therapy session last for one hour and will start promptly at the time you have booked.
How Often Should I Have Sessions?
One session a week is the optimum for good progress, however I know you are busy, so I will do my best to fit around your schedule. It is not recommended to have more than one session a week as this does not accelerate progress.
What Happens If I Miss A Session?
Missed sessions are non-refundable.
Can I Reschedule Or Cancel A Booking?
You can reschedule or cancel a session up to 24hrs before it’s start time, just sign up for an account or log into your account, and go to ‘My Bookings’. You can also manage your subscriptions (Session Plans) from your account by going to ‘My Subscriptions’. Missed sessions are non-refundable. Refunds for cancelled sessions or cancelled 'Session Plans' will have a £5 handling fee and a 3% transaction fee deducted. For 'Session Plans' refunds any completed sessions will also be deducted at the nearest higher discounted 'Session Plans' rate.
How Can I Pay?
I accept all major Debit Cards and Credit Cards, PayPal and Bank Transfers. Unfortunately I do not accept Cash or Cheques. Payment is always required in advance of the session.
What Times Are Available To Book?
Just check out our booking calendar. If you can book, then it is available for you! I have availability during the day, evenings and at weekends.
Do You Provide An Emergency Service?
No, please note that this is not an emergency service. For emergency support please call the Samaritans, free of charge, on 116123 during day or night.