What is psychological therapy?
Psychological therapy is another name for talking therapy – psychological treatments for mental and emotional problems like stress, anxiety and depression. There are many types of talking therapy, but they all involve working with a trained therapist. Therapy may be conducted on a one to one basis, in a peer group or with family.
How do I know if this therapy is right for me and my family?
During the course of my initial assessment, if I feel the treatment is outside my scope of expertise, I will recommend an alternative approach to treatment.
What are your qualifications?
I have over thirty years’ experience working in the field of child and adolescent mental health. I initially qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) and later gained my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner Certificate in1996. In 2004, I also added the Interpersonal Therapy IPTUK/Mindfulness qualification.
How long will treatment take?
After initial contact is made, we will arrange an assessment appointment at a mutually convenient time. The assessment appointment will enable me to know if individual or family sessions are required. The number of sessions will depend on the individual’s needs and their response to therapy.
What are your consulting hours?
I offer therapy appointments on specific weekdays from late afternoon through to the evening, with consultations in Edinburgh and North Berwick. You can find more information here.
How long are your sessions?
Appointments normally last for 50 minutes, however, if a half or double appointment is more appropriate, this can be arranged and would be charged pro rata.
Do you offer parent consultations?
Yes, I do offer parent consultations. They can be much more effective and appropriate than engaging the individual child in therapy. Find out more about parent consultations here.
How much does it cost?
Please contact me for current session rates.
Can I pay with medical insurance?
Treatment can be financed through private health insurance and I am registered with most providers. It is important that you get an authorisation code from your provider before treatment starts.