OAK Psychological Services

Services

Tailored to Your Needs

Areas of Practice


Psychological Therapies  

 I am trained in the following in the evidence-based psychological therapies: 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mentalisation-based Therapy (MBT)

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)


How Therapy Works

I usually see clients face-to-face, however, therapy can be delivered using telephone and/or skype if necessary. Sessions are weekly and last 60 minutes. You can decide to stop therapy at any point. The first one to two sessions are called the Assessment phase where I get to know you and the difficulties you are experiencing. This is achieved using a combination of clinical interview techniques and asking you to complete certain questionnaires which relate to the issues we have been discussing. 

If you choose to continue once the assessment is complete we will start an agreed Treatment Plan. You will know exactly what we will be focussing on and roughly how long the treatment phase of therapy will last. You will be involved in all aspects of your therapy, in fact this is vital to any successful and effective course of therapy. You will be required to do tasks in between your therapy sessions, called homework. Research shows that the regularity of sessions and completion of homework tasks has a direct bearing on how effective therapy is. 

I always measure the effectiveness of therapy using validated questionnaires. Theses are completed at various points during therapy (beginning, middle and ending) to measure meaningful change. So at the end of therapy not only will you be feeling better but this will be supported by the questionnaires you have completed.

Feel free to complete the following self-report questionnaire which measures how your mood has been over the past two weeks - Questionnaire


Private Health Insurance    

As an Approved Provider I am registered with all the major healthcare insurance companies to delivery psychological therapy.           

  • BUPA

  • AXA PPP Healthcare

  • Aviva

  • Cigna Healthcare

  • Healix Health Services Ltd

  • Vitality Health


Clients and Presenting Problems

I am able to work with a variety of clients who experience a wide range of mental health/psychological difficulties which include:

  • Depression

  • Mixed Anxiety and Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Addictions

  • Eating Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • Social Phobia

  • Health Anxiety (Hypochondriasis)

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Worry)

  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Bi-polar Disorder

I appreciate the impact that living with a Long-term Physical Health condition can have on mental well being, as such I have specialist knowledge and training in working with:    

  • Diabetes

  • Chronic Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

  • Stroke

  • Coronary Heart Disease

 

 


Clinical Supervision & Mentoring

I provide supervision and mentoring to trainee therapists, students, psychologist and non-psychologist health professionals. I can provide this face-to-face or via skype. 

I have completed formal training in Supervision with Manchester University and the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC). I am eligible to join the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAAPS). In addition to this I have have experience of Mentoring with Manchester University Gold Mentoring Programme. 


Fees & Terms and Conditions

The fees for the various services I offer are outlined below.

Therapy

  • Individual sessions - £120.00 (60 minutes)

  • 8 weeks Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy course - £200/person (minimum numbers required)

  • Telephone sessions - £100.00 (60 minutes)

  • Online sessions delivered using Skype - £100.00 (60 minutes)

  • Home visits - £120.00 per 60 minute session excluding travel time charged at my standard hourly rate of £120.00/hour

Clinical Supervision & Mentoring

  • Clinical Supervision - £80.00 (60 minutes)

  • Mentoring - £60.00 (40 minutes)

Training & Consultation

  • £ varies - please contact me to discuss your requirements

Terms and Conditions

In order to secure your appointment slot (date and time) payment is required in advance. Up until this point the appointment slot is not guaranteed.  

Appointments cancelled/rescheduled within 48 hours will still be charged. Cancellations made with more than 48 hours notice can either be refunded or rescheduled without charge.