Q. How can I be referred for psychological therapy?
There are several ways you can be referred. You may be referred by your GP, by a psychiatrist, by your private health insurance company, or you may refer yourself just by calling or emailing directly. If you have private health insurance, providers usually require a referral from either your GP or a psychiatrist.

Q. How long will my  therapy take?
A. Therapy can be short term (6-20 sessions) or long term (20+ sessions). An initial assessment and formulation of your difficulties will inform the approach taken and how many sessions this may require. This is always discussed with you first and it is a collaborative decision, meaning you and I make the decision together based on the formulation. Regular reviews will then be conducted to ensure the therapy is “on the right track.” If you have private health insurance, the length of the therapy may also be affected by the number of sessions your provider allocates for psychological therapy.

Q. How long is each session?
Sessions are generally 50 minutes but may sometimes need to be longer. If a longer session is required, this will be discussed with you beforehand.

Q. How do your fee structures work?
Fees are always discussed before any therapy begins, so you can make an informed decision as to whether to go ahead.

Q. Which private health insurance companies are you registered with?
A. I am a registered provider for:

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Pruhealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Cigna
  • WPA