Can I get therapy on the NHS?
All areas in England and Scotland provide therapy on the NHS through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme. If you are searching for therapy online because you do not know what is available on the NHS in your area, please speak to your GP.
However, if you have decided that private therapy is the best route for you, I will be happy to talk to you informally on the phone and work with you if you decide to go ahead.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
The relationship between you and I will be an important part of our therapy sessions. The first session is what we call an assessment, which gives us an opportunity to get to know each other, find out what you are seeking help for and what your expectations are. After that we can decide how to move forward, how often you will see me and how many sessions to have. Usually we will review our progress at session six.
How can I get an appointment?
I accept referrals from many places, including self-referrals, GPs, Psychiatrists, health professionals and insurance companies. Referrals can be made by telephone or email. I will try to respond to a referral within 48 hours, and if I have availability, I will offer you an initial appointment within two weeks.
To book an appointment please call or email me.
Sessions usually last 60 minutes, apart from trauma work which can be 90 minutes. The number of sessions needed depends very much on the challenges you are facing, but CBT usually takes between six and 20 sessions.
You may be covered for therapy on health insurance. I am registered with BUPA and Nuffield, please contact your insurer for more information.
I ask for 48 hours’ notice for any cancellations. Any appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice, or not attended, will be charged in full.
If you have any questions about therapy, or if you would like to book an appointment with me in Weybridge, near Chertsey and Woking, please contact me.