When do you offer appointments?
I offer daytime appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. I am able to see people face to face or virtually and operate using Zoom. I can arrange for times outside these hours on a needs basis. My last appointment is 4pm at present.
How many sessions will I need?
Usually I see people for an average of 6 sessions. In some cases, after our initial consultation, I may determine that the treatment schedule is open ended.
How often might I be seen?
The number of appointments will vary according to need and also the insurance company who you are under the care of. I usually contract for an initial 3 or 6 appointments and review with you.
Where are my treatment sessions based?
I operate at The Regency Practice in Cheltenham and on-line.
Can you treat me at home or elsewhere?
In exceptional circumstances I would consider home visits or sessions in other parts of Gloucestershire. Please contact me to discuss your situation.
Are there any types of psychological condition that you don’t treat?
I do not routinely offer assessment and treatment to people who have received a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.
I also do not offer ongoing treatment to people who are at high risk of deliberate self-harm, who have a Body Mass Index below 18 and where I assess the risks to the client as unsupportable in private practice.
A family member needs psychological support. Can I get involved in their treatment?
I have experience of working with families who are undergoing major life events such as bereavement or adoption or where a loved one is undergoing mental health difficulties and advice and support is required.
Are our sessions confidential?
You will be given a contract at the start of the therapy which details the limits of confidentiality and secure storage of your information.