How do I make an appointment?
The first stage of the appointments process will consist of having a consultation over the telephone. This will take around ten minutes, and is free of charge. You can arrange this consultation either by ringing me on 07746 184472, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or using this online contact form. If you wish to have a consultation via email only then this can also be arranged.
What will happen during my first appointment?
Your first appointment will take place after the initial phone consultation, at a time/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.
Appointment length is sixty minutes.
How much will it cost?
CBT costs can vary dependent on the services you require. This will all be covered in our phone consultation. If you’d like to know before the consultation, then feel free to send me an email.
Our initial appointment will last 60 minutes, however subsequent appointments can be 50 minutes in length which will warrant a lower price. You can pay by cash, BACs or cheque.
I will require 48 hours (2 days) minimum notice if you wish to cancel or change your appointment. Please note, if you do not attend the appointment and fail to give me proper notice then you will still be charged.
What if I can’t get to your therapy rooms in Leeds or Bradford?
I am available to drive to certain clients in the Yorkshire area. The areas I can attend are specified on my locations page. If you do not see your location listed then please do contact me as I may still be able to journey to you.
How old do I have to be to attend CBT sessions with you?
I can hold CBT sessions for individuals aged 16 years and above. There is no upper age limit.
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. However, I do also feel that your expectations must be managed, and having a set goal in mind can be of use.
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.
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.
How do I know if CBT is right for me?
CBT can help to address many different conditions. I have used CBT to help people suffering from personality disorders, social anxiety, psychosis, OCD, work-related stress and a host of other mental illnesses. You can read more about the different areas CBT can help on my CBT Therapies pages.
I would stress, however, that this kind of talking therapy isn’t always for everyone. At times, it may require you to talk about feelings, thoughts and memories that you are not necessarily comfortable with discussing, as well as challenging certain behaviours. This is why I stress the importance of having a phone consultation before committing to your first appointment; to make sure CBT is the right approach for you.
If you are in crisis and require immediate care, then please reach out to the emergency services on 999. You can also dial NHS Direct on 111 for non-emergencies. Both are available 24/7.