WHAT I OFFER


I offer evidenced based psychological assessment and therapy for the following mental health problems:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders (BMI above 15)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Addiction

In addition, I offer services to individuals who are struggling with problematic patterns that are having a negative influence on their lives. For example:

  • Perfectionism
  • Issues of under or over control of behaviour
  • Patterns of repeated dieting without long term success
  • Issues with forming and maintaining relationships

WHAT TO EXPECT


Your initial appointment with me will be an assessment, which will take approximately 90 minutes.

The aim of the assessment is to develop an understanding of what has lead you to experience the difficulties you are having, as well as building an understanding of what keeps these issues going. This is achieved by me asking questions about your current difficulties, family background, life events and relationship history.

I will tend to sketch out a ‘formulation’ (i.e. an understanding) of the patterns you have become caught in. This formulation will be used to guide us to find the best and most appropriate course of recovery. I will provide advice about a way forwards, which may be steps you need to take or a period of therapy may be the agreed way forwards. If so, we will agree a planned number of sessions.

I offer a number of different therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and skills-based family work.

My approach is person-centred and your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs. Often I will integrate a number of approaches to meet your needs. Therapy is not a treatment that is given such as medication, this is something you need to be actively involved in. My aim is to empower you, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to take charge of your own recovery.

ABOUT ME


I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2008, having trained at the University of Southampton.
I have 15 years experience working within the NHS, working with people of all ages in both community and inpatient settings. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of mental health problems, from early intervention to those with severe and enduring difficulties. As well as working within Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), I have experience of working in specialist services for Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP), eating disorder and obesity services. I currently hold an NHS post within Adult Psychology Services in Dorset.

In addition to my professional experience, I have also faced my own mental health difficulties, so I understand that tough road to recovery.

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Health and Care Professions Council  British Psychological Society

FEES


Assessment, Formulation & Treatment Plan (1.5hrs) - £160

Summary Assessment Letter - £50

Therapy session (50 mins) - £100

30-minute review session - £50


Payment

Payment is to be made at the time of your session via cash or card payment. You are also welcome to make a BACS payment prior to the session.


Cancellation

I would very much appreciate it if you gave me as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend an appointment. This means I can offer the slot to someone else.

If you give me more than 48 hours notice there is no charge. However, if you give me less than 48 hours notice you will be charged the full price of your session.

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Call on 07931 989 779
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e-mail me: enquiries@insight-psychology.co.uk