Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
Your first appointment will consist of an assessment where we can go over your history and establish the right course of treatment for you. You can arrange an appointment either by ringing me on 07746 184472 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I still see you even if I am with an insurance agency?
I accept clients who are privately paying or who are with insurance agencies such as Aviva or Bupa. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.
Do you charge for cancelled appointments?
A cancelled appointment delays therapy and does not help with therapy consistency. If you are unable to attend a booked appointment please let me know as soon as possible. If you cancel an appointment less than 24 hours before the time it is booked for, or if you do not show up to the appointment, you will be charged the full amount. You can either text or phone to cancel.
How old do I have to be to attend therapy sessions with you?
I can hold CBT sessions for individuals aged 16 years and above. There is no upper age limit.
Do you offer CBT supervision for therapists or trainees?
I also offer supervision for therapists who are wishing to gain qualifications, CBT accreditation or to maintain their standards of practice. Please contact me to discuss rates and availability.
What will happen during my first appointment?
Your first appointment will take place at a time and place we have prearranged. The main aim of the first appointment will be to complete an in-depth assessment. We shall also explore the difficulties you are experiencing, as well as your aims of coming for treatment.
The assessment appointment will last 50 minutes; subsequent appointments are also 50 minutes long.
How much will it cost?
CBT costs can vary dependent on the services you require. This can all be covered prior to your first appointment, feel free to reach out.
You can pay for sessions via cash, BACs or checque.
What if I can’t get to your therapy rooms in Leeds?
I am available for web-based or telephone appointments. These can be via a platform of your choosing, including Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp and Facetime.
How many CBT sessions will I need?
The amount of CBT sessions required varies from case to case. I will emphasise the importance of going at your own pace, and never rushing you. The number of sessions varies from person to person. Some individuals only require an assessment; others may choose to carry on with sessions as needed. Many things can effect the amount of sessions you require, including the complexity of the formulation, and individual choice.
My integrative-based approach to CBT aims to give you the tools to become your own therapist. Part of this process naturally places importance on your own independence and applying these learned strategies in day-to-day life; beyond the therapist’s couch.
At your first session, we will take a history and complete an assessment before formulating a treatment plan together.