The services I can provide
- Psychological assessments of clients with conditions such as Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mental and Emotional Health.
- Medico-Legal Reports for the Court for cases involving psychological issues such as: whether someone is suffering Post Traumatic Stress: whether Panic Attacks cause difficulties in giving a Breathalyser sample: does the person have any diagnosable psychological condition which could account for their behaviour.
- Treatment of clients for psychological conditions arising from alleged criminal activity or accidents such as: treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (for which I have an excellent record), Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Depression, Phobias, and Panic Attacks.
o I have many years of experience (35 years) in research into and the treatment of Panic Attacks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have written 4 books on these disorders.
o Expert witness for Court appearances
- My hourly rate is £120.
- A Psychological Assessment involves: a 2 hr interview with the client: the application and scoring of a number of psychometric tests: reading of medical and other appropriate records: and writing the report. This takes in total around 8 hours, and approximate costs for an assessment and report are around £960.00.
- A Report for the Court would involve similar costs.
- A course of psychological therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder would take about 10-15 sessions (depending on the severity of the trauma and the responsiveness of the patient to therapy) and would cost in the region of £1,500 -£2,000.
- A course of therapy for Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Attacks would take about 8-10 sessions and would cost in the region of £1,200 – £1,500
- Costs are based on the hourly rate and time spent.
- For costs and terms for appearing as an Expert Witness. Payment can be made by BACS
o Accounts not settled within 3 months of invoice may be subject to a surcharge unless a prior agreement has been made for extended terms
Where I see clients
o My consulting rooms are at 10 Elgin Rd, Talbot Wood, Bournemouth BH4 9NL
- I can usually make appointments within 2-4 weeks of a referral.
- The preparation of a report can take an additional 2-4 weeks
Length of treatments
- Treatment appointments are generally once a fortnight and monthly as the treatment progresses.
- A full treatment for PTSD would take 9-12 months, and for other conditions around 6-8 months