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Frequently asked questions

1. Are the discussions we have confidential?

I am aware of the importance of respecting confidentiality. As part of their practice all Clinical Psychologists are required to have a professional supervisor and undertake supervision to monitor their performance. Due to this  I may discuss clinically relevant issues with my professional supervisor (my professional supervisor is another qualified Clinical Psychologist).Once the first session is completed I may also contact your GP with your consent by letter to inform them that we are meeting for sessions.

 

The only other time I would discuss your information with other additional parties is if I have concerns about your safety or that of another person, in which case I may have to break confidentiality and seek advice as necessary. I am always happy to discuss confidentiality further if you have any questions about this aspect of therapy.

2. How long are typical appointments?
 

The first appointment may last up to 1 hour 30 minutes in order for me to learn more about you and your current difficulties. Following this treatment appointments may last approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour.

 

3. How frequently do we meet?
 

Evidence suggests that therapies are often effective when they are undertaken on a weekly basis. However, I appreciate that everyone’s needs are different and therefore we can agree the frequency of our appointments together to ensure that they suit your needs appropriately.
 

 

4. When are you available to meet with me for therapy?
 

I am usually free to meet in the early evenings. We can also discuss availability further to ensure we can meet at a time that is suitable for you. Currently all sessions are offered online. 

 

5. Can I stop doing therapy at any time?

 

Yes. I fully respect that your needs may change over time. You can stop therapy sessions at any time you choose and are also under no obligation to continue doing further sessions with me unless you wish to.


 

6. Do you take on clients via insurance companies?


I work with the following insurance companies: Aviva, WPA, Cigna and BUPA. If self funding I require payment from the client (i.e. yourself) in advance of the session. 

 

7. How do I make payment?

 

If you self fund once we have completed the initial consultation via phone and agreed a time/date for the first appointment, I will send you an invoice via email with instructions for making payment. Payment is made in advance of the appointment via bank transfer. If you are funded through an insurance company I will require your membership information and will invoice the insurer. 

8. What are your qualifications?

 

Please see the ‘about me’ section of the website. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am registered with the healthcare regulator for Clinical Psychologists – the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

 

 

9. How is my data stored?

 

I make notes during our appointments as this is standard practice for Clinical Psychologists. The written notes are stored securely electronically. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to ensure that relevant data protection legislation is adhered to.

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