Psychological assessment and therapy
I work using a range of evidence based psychological therapies. Therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Compassion Focussed therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Treatment is on a highly individualised and collaborative basis and individual therapy is adapted to the client’s personal needs with a jointly agreed focus.
Assessment and psychological therapy can be arranged for a wide range of psychological difficulties, these include:
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Complex Trauma
- Low self- esteem
- Distress associated with shame and guilt
- Anxiety, Panic and Stress
- Health Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Adjustment to life events
Appointments for assessment and psychological therapy
The initial appointment is an assessment appointment. The aim is to clarify the difficulties and gain an understanding how these developed and what your aims are.
On the basis of this information we can decide which course of treatment is most appropriate for your needs. The assessment phase takes usually one appointment but can sometimes take two appointments. Following the assessment we can discuss treatment options for therapy. The next appointments will be focusing on therapy. An appointment lasts generally 50-55 minutes. Appointments can be weekly, fortnightly or less frequent, depending on your preference and the agreement we reach.
Everything discussed in the sessions is confidential. However there are limits to confidentiality if you disclose information which could imply that you are or someone else is at risk of harm. In this eventuality, I have a professional duty to share this information. This would be discussed with you prior to liaising with other agencies if possible.