All Skype-to-Skype voice, video, file transfers and instant messages are encrypted. For more information about Skype’s encryption, please see this link:
You don’t need to set up a Zoom account to join a meeting as a participant, however you may find it useful. Here is a link to set up Zoom:
Zoom meeting content is encrypted. It is also possible to enable end-to-end encryption for additional security. To do this, we both need to enable this setting, so you will need to set up an account and use the Zoom desktop or mobile app. I’m really not a tech whizz but can help with the basics. For more information about Zoom’s encryption, please see this link:
Telephone therapy is suitable for some but not all mental health problems. Please get in touch using the contact form if you would like to discuss this option.
How many sessions will I need?
CBT therapy can range from six to twenty sessions. The number of sessions you need will depend on the type of difficulties you are experiencing and how long you have had the problem. I will be able to give you an estimate following assessment.
How much will it cost?
Please see Prices
Are there any other costs?
It is very helpful to buy a notepad or journal to use during your sessions. This can be used to write down things you have learned and reminders.
I will sometimes recommend that you buy a particular book to supplement the therapy. Most books that I recommend can be purchased cheaply or borrowed from a library.
If you require a report, there may be an additional fee. I will always discuss this with you in advance.
If requested or necessary, brief GP feedback letters are provided free of charge. Any additional letters required are charged at £45 each.
How do I prepare for my assessment appointment?
Before you come, try to have a think about the main difficulties you want to work on. It can also help to come with a few ideas about what you hope to achieve from therapy.
When you attend for your assessment appointment, it is useful to bring with you the details of any medication that you take.