FAQs

What number of sessions do you offer?

The number of sessions will depend on the nature of your problem and may vary from just a couple of sessions to a more long-term work. It is possible to meet fortnightly, if that suits your needs best. This will become clearer in the first appointment. My aim is to help you as quickly as possible.


Who are Clinical Psychologists?

The training of Clinical Psychologists is diverse and comprises clinical placements with various client groups, such as adults, olders adults, children and adolescents, neuropsychology, learning disabilities, and physical health. Those are usually in the NHS mental health setting. Psychological therapy is one of the aspect of the training, alongside assessment, evaluation, research, supervision to other practitioners, consultation, etc. The breadth of their training and integration of research and theory of therapeutic modalities Clinical Psychologists use allows them to work with variety of difficulties, from common to complex.

 

To be able to train and qualify as a Clinical Psychologist, a person would have completed an undergraduate degree, conversion course, or Master's degree accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). They would have also gained considerable clinical experience following which they would complete the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychologist is a legally protected title and in order to use it, one needs to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Private Medical Insurance

I am currently registered with AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality Health and WPA and in the process of registering with other health insurance providers.


Confidentiality

I adhere to the code of conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) which I am a Chartered Member of. I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.

 

The content of the sessions is confidential and any records of your sessions are securely stored. I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to ensure the safety of your data. My practice is supervised by senior clinicians who I might share some information about you with, to which I will ask you to consent to.

 

There are some very rare occassions when mental health professionals are required to breach confidentiality. These include:

- harm to you or others

- child protection issues

- terrorist acts

- the court of law

Should this occur to you, I would always try to discuss it with you beforehand.