Frequently asked questions
How does the structure of having sessions work?
Our first meeting will be an in depth initial assessment of your difficulties and last one hour. The aim of this meeting is to gather information about your situation, the difficulties you experience, the way they have developed over time and your personal history and background. We will discuss which therapeutic option best meet your needs and agree on an initial therapy plan. For the most effective results, weekly sessions on the same day and same time are usually recommended as a start and we will discuss a day and time which suits you best. The therapy sessions last 50 minutes.
Is my treatment confidential?
Your sessions are private and confidential and I strictly adhere to the ethical code of the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org). However, I may have to breach our confidentiality agreement if you were seen to pose an immediate threat of significant harm to yourself or somebody else or if I am required to disclose information by a court of Law. You may want some information to be shared with your GP or your psychiatrist (if you have one) but no information will be disclosed without your prior informed consent. I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and all recorded client information are held securely and kept confidential. I abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society and the Data Protection Act 1998.
What ethical code do you follow?
I am registered as a Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), which is the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists in the United Kingdom. I am also registered as Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) in the Division of Clinical Psychology. I am subject to the ethical requirements and standards of both organisations. I am a chartered clinical psychologist and I follow the British Psychological Society ethical guidelines.
Are you a registered healthcare provider?
I am registered as a Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council, which is the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists in the United Kingdom. I am also registered as Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Clinical Psychology.
How much are your fees?
My fees are £90 for the first assessment session and £80 for therapy sessions.
Payment will be taken in full at the end of each session. You can make payment with cash or cheque. I also have the facility to accept most major credit and debit cards (except American Express).
Please note that I will need a minimum of 7 days notice to re-schedule an appointment.
Appointments cancelled within this 7 days period will be strictly charged in full.