I accept referrals from a wide-range of sources, including: self-referrals, GPs, Psychiatrists, health professionals and insurance companies. Referrals can be made by telephone, email or in writing (to Nicholson House). I will try to respond to a referral within 48 hours and initial appointments are usually offered one to two weeks depending on availability.
MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
To book an appointment please call or email me CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT DETAILS
Sessions last 55 minutes. The number of sessions needed depends very much on the problem, but CBT interventions typically require 6-20 sessions.
I am happy to offer an initial free-of-charge telephone consultation to talk through difficulties and answer any questions before booking an appointment.
On our first meeting, I will carry out a detailed, individualised assessment of your presenting difficulties, how they affect your life, and what you would like to change. Together we will decide on what to work towards.
FEES AND PAYMENT
Please contact me to discuss my session fees.
I am also able to offer a limited number of sessions on a reduced-fee basis.
Payment is required at the end of each appointment by cash or cheque.
Any appointments cancelled at short notice (less than 48 hours of appointment), or not attended, are charged in full.
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE
I am a recognised provider for most insurance companies including BUPA, AVIVA, CIGNA, AXA-PPP, and PruHealth.
Insurance companies differ with respect to cover and referral requirements. It is a good idea to check with your insurance company to ensure that you are covered, whether there is a limit to your cover, and whether you need a GP or Psychiatrist to make the referral. You may also need an authorisation code.
I usually invoice insurance companies directly. Any fees not paid by the insurance company are charged to the client.
I provide clinical supervision to other independent practitioners. I have been supervising clinicians since 2005, including Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors, CBT Therapists, trainees and other health care professionals.
My style of supervision is supportive, containing, curious and collaborative. Please call me if you would like further information.