What to expect

When you arrange an appointment to see me, you can expect to receive a confidential professional service which is also warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental. You are welcome to bring another person with you to your appointment if you wish. My philosophy is to provide a person-centred, normalising approach to your difficulties which challenges the stigma and taboo around mental health issues.

The process is as follows:

• Assessment of your emotional and mental health difficulties. This typically takes between one and two sessions. Your goals and desired outcomes from therapy will also be discussed.

• A Psychological Formulation of your difficulties is developed. The formulation is a shared framework for understanding the onset, progression, and maintenance of your difficulties. It is not a diagnosis, may change during the course of therapy, and guides the types of therapy you will be offered.

• Therapy, during which we work together to achieve your goals by making personal changes, building resilience, adaptive ways of coping, self-awareness and enabling you to move forward. The number of therapy sessions you will need will depend on the complexity of your difficulties. The duration of each session is 50 to 60 minutes.

• Closure, which looks at what you have gained from therapy, including the positive changes you have made and how these have impacted on your self-confidence and self-esteem, quality of life and relationships.

Additional Services

I hold provider recognition and have pre-arranged fees with AXA PPP; AVIVA; WPA; BUPA; Cigna and VitalityHealth. Please contact me if your private healthcare insurance company is not listed here.

I am experienced in carrying out medico-legal work for personal injury cases.

Registered with the British Psychological Society to provide clinical supervision in the helping professions.

Contact: 07980 275186