FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions


What Problems Can CBT Help With?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a recommended therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). 

If you are not sure if CBT is right for you, please call me, as I would be happy to discuss your personal needs.  

What To Expect

After contacting me by email or telephone, we can agree to meet for an initial chat. 

During this first meeting, you can give me some background information about yourself and decide whether you would like to work with me.    If this is the case, we can then commit to working together. Normally, that will mean we meet once a week until you decide to end the therapy.    

There are no set timescales for how long your therapy might take, as this is dependent on what you want to achieve, and how much help you need to attain your goals.  

Do I Stop Taking My Medication?

You would need to continue taking any prescribed medication. 

I would always recommend you talk to your doctor before seeking therapy. I do not diagnose or treat any medical conditions, illness or injury. I do not seek to replace general medicine but to provide a complimentary, therapeutic approach.

Do You Treat Children or Offer Couples Therapy?

I regret that I am not able to offer therapy for anyone less than 18 years of age 

Each session is individually tailored to suit you so it is unlikely that couples will both benefit from the same approach. It is possible to offer individual sessions to each partner.

Do You Offer Emergency or Crisis Support?

CBT is not designed to provide this level of support and so  I am unable to offer this type of service.   

If you feel you are experiencing a crisis / have feelings of self-harm, or of harming others or suicidal thoughts, PLEASE call the emergency services; dial 999.   

If you want to speak to someone immediately, please contact your GP, or the NHS 24 hour number (111) or call the Samaritans (116 123) or look on their website, samaritans.org