What is a Clinical psychologist?


The role of a Clinical psychologist is to reduce psychological distress and to enhance psychological wellbeing. They have undertaken an undergraduate degree in Psychology and completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. During Doctoral training, Clinical Psychologists work in several NHS mental health services under close supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist. Once they have completed training they are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), who ensure they adhere to a code of conduct. There are varying terms to describe others that offer therapy services and it is important to check the training someone has undergone to ensure you are receiving a high standard of care.




How long are sessions?


Sessions are typically 50 minutes.




How will I know what therapy is right for me and how many sessions will I need?


I am trained in a range of therapy approaches and following the assessment I will discuss with you which approach would be most helpful to support you in reaching your goals. The number of sessions will be discussed following the assessment and we will have review sessions to discuss your experience of therapy so far and to agree the focus of future sessions.




How frequently will I need to attend?


Weekly sessions are usually recommended and when possible the same time will be reserved for you each week.




Do you provide online sessions?


Yes, sessions can be offered via zoom.




Is my information confidential?


Yes, the service I provide is confidential. Everything that is discussed in the sessions with you or your child will remain private. I discuss cases within supervision but no identifiable details are shared. I will not share any information about you with other services or professionals. The only circumstance in which I am obligated to share information is if I am concerned about you, your child’s or someone else’s safety. If this were the case, I would discuss this with you before contacting another professional.




What are your fees?


Initial assessment session: £150 Individual therapy sessions: £120




Do you see people that would have their sessions covered by medical insurance?


Yes. I am a registered provider for AXA Health, Aviva and WPA.