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 Unexplained medical symptoms
o Emotional regulation problems
o Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
o Relationship problems
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
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 BUPA, (Provider no. 30004489), AXA-PPP, Liverpool Victoria, PruHealth, HSBCLife