Have a question about my Practice? Please take a look at the frequently asked questions! If your question isn't answered here, do contact me.
What is the purpose of the free initial telephone consultation? I offer a brief free telephone consultation prior to arranging the initial assessment to get an overview of the difficulties that you are currently experiencing and to ensure that I identify if myself or one of my associates is the best fit for you.
What happens the first time we meet? The first time we meet will be for an initial assessment. Information will be gathered in order to think through with you the presenting difficulties. At the end of the initial assessment, you will be asked how you found the session. If I/my associate think we can help, you will be given the choice to work on the presenting difficulties in further sessions.
What are NICE guidelines and do you work by these? National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) provide guidance for clinicians in terms of which types of therapy they should use for the different difficulties experienced by individuals/couples/families. My associates and I use evidence-based psychological therapy that are all approved by NICE.
How quickly can I be seen? We aim to see clients for an initial assessment within 7 days.
How often will I see you? We offer a flexible approach. We can see you twice weekly, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or at a frequency that suits you best, in order to accommodate your individual needs. We can also offer you appointments at times that works best for you, even if that is different times for each appointment.
Is everything I say confidential? Confidentiality is a key aspect of the therapeutic relationship. Everything discussed in the sessions is kept in the strictest confidence. Due to our duty of care, the only event that I or my associate may break confidentiality is where we are concerned that you are at risk to yourself or to others or from others. In this case, we will speak to you before we take any further action and only in cases of an imminent threat might we make this decision without consulting you first.
Who should I speak to incase of an emergency? In the event of an emergency where you are at risk to yourself or others or from others, call 999 or go to your local Accident and Emergency Department. If it is not an emergency, you are welcome to give me a call or send me a message on the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as I can.