Services for GPs

The services I provide

At the moment due to the Covid crisis most sessions are conducted online using Facetime or WhatsApp or telephone.

I can provide private assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological and emotional problems, such as:

o    Anxiety disorders

o    Panic Attacks

o    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

o    Stress

o    Depression

o    Unexplained medical symptoms

o    Emotional regulation problems

o    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

o    Relationship problems

o    Phobias

o    Health related fears

o    Fear of medically related procedures


o    I have been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist for 40 years

o    I have been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for 26 years

o    I worked as the resident psychologist in a GP practice (Adeline Rd, Boscombe) for 15 years

o   I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (Reg No. PYLO2161)  HCPC registration details.

o    I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (Membership No.009827) British psychological society chartered psychologist status.

o    For 6 years I ran a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic for Cancer Survivors at Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Trust along with a Cancer Nurse Specialist

o    I have been in Private Practice for 25 years

o    I have experience in Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Therapy (CBT), Psychotherapy and Emotion based therapies

Waiting lists

o   I can usually see patients within 2 weeks of a referral

  • Where I see clients

o   I see clients in a comfortable and relaxed setting at my home address in Talbot Woods

Setting up appointments

o   I am happy to discuss patients before referral by phone or e-mail.

o   I see patients from 12 years old upwards.

o   A short referral letter stating the problem and what you think is required, plus contact information for the patient, is needed.

o   Please provide information about the patient’s medical insurance or whether they will cover the cost of private treatment themselves.

o   I can set up an appointment directly with the patient.

o   I do not treat psychotic conditions.


o   My fees are £120 per hour

o   A course of therapy sessions is agreed after a first (assessment) session.

o   For most problems 6-12 sessions are generally sufficient

o   The first (assessment) session is usually 1-2 hours long and therapy sessions are about 1 hour long.

Private medical insurance

o   I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with a number of Insurance Companies, including AXA-PPP, Liverpool Victoria, PruHealth, HSBCLife