What do I do if I am having problems?
At the moment due to the Covid crisis most sessions are conducted online using Facetime or WhatsApp or telephone.
The first thing to do is to give me a phone and we can discuss what would be appropriate help for your situation.
Your GP could refer you directly to me if you are covered by medical insurance or if you want to see me privately
If you are covered by private medical insurance you will also need to contact the insurance company to check that they will cover the cost of therapy you need.
what sort of problems can I help you with
o Anxiety disorders
o Panic Attacks
o The effect of Trauma
o Persistent worry
o Unexplained medical symptoms
o Emotional regulation problems
o Obsessions, compulsions and unwanted intrusive thoughts
o Fears and Phobias
o Relationship problems
o Health related fears
o Fear of medically related procedures
o Social Phobia
I have been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist for 40 years, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for 26 years, and had my own Private Practice for 25 years.
I have worked as resident psychologist in a GP practice for 15 years, ran a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic for Cancer Survivors at Royal Bournemouth Hospital for 6 years and worked in both Mental Health NHS Trusts and Medical NHS Trusts.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (Registration No. PYLO2161) HCPC registration details.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (Membership No. 009827) British psychological society chartered psychologist status.
I specialise in the treatment of Panic Attacks, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Emotional and Relationship Problems, and have written 3 self-help books on these topics. I see all age ranges from 12 years old upwards and specialise in treating teens and adults with anxiety problems (panic attacks, health anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, worry, trauma).
I have experience in Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy and Emotion based therapies and can use whatever therapy or combination of therapies is best suited to your particular problem.
In 2015 I was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) in recognition of my outstanding contribution to psychological therapy.
Where and when I see clients
I see clients in a comfortable and relaxed setting at my home address in Talbot Woods, and can generally make a first appointment within 2 weeks of your contact or GP referral
My fees are £140 per hour. Treatment starts with a first session in which we try to identify what your problems are and what can be done to help you. This is by mutual discussion, asking questions and filling in some psychological assessment questionnaires to help me fully identify your problems. If I think I can help you and you are happy to proceed we would agree on a number of sessions for therapy at the end of the first session. For most problems 6-12 sessions of about one hour in length are sufficient. This would cost (including the assessment) in the region of £1100-£2100.