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Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical Psychologists are trained in the application of psychological theory, evidence and psychological therapy to the management of mental health difficulty and distress.  They work with a wide range of problems within child, adult, and older adult populations.  

Theory around how humans think, feel and behave, and how these are influenced, can inform how Psychologists understand problems.  We are trained in various therapy models, but may specialise.  

Are you qualified?

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, meaning I have undertaken a three year psychology degree (BSc Psychology - First Class Honours), and a three year clinical doctorate (DClin), and I was working as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist at the point I started Psychology in Mind. 

I have completed my EMDR training (Levels 1, 2, and 3) enabling me to practice and work towards accreditation with the EMDR Association UK.

I am registered with the HCPC (see for information, and registration number PYL32329).  Some psychologists are titled 'Chartered' if they are also voluntarily registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) who used to be our professional governing body before the HCPC.  

What specialisms / therapy models do you use?

In my NHS role, I have worked in complex and enduring mental health care with individuals with multiple mental health problems e.g. anxiety, depression, grief, abuse and trauma, relationship difficulties and attachment disorders, social anxiety, dissociation, alcohol and drug misuse.  I have also worked in learning disability and autism services, in an addictions service, and in primary care services.  

I commonly use CBT, EMDR and CFT, but I do draw on other models and resources to best fit the needs of the individual (see the Therapy tab for a list).

How often will we meet?

This is led by you, although typically people choose to meet weekly.

For how long will we meet?

Sessions are usually 50 minutes in duration.  The overall duration of your therapy is up to you and/or your insurer.

Who do you work with?

I work predominantly with adults, however therapy for teens and couple/family work may be considered.

When are the appointments?

Where are you based?

The majority of my appointments are weekdays, but there may be availability for weekends or occasionally evenings.  If you have particular requirements (such as shift work, school hours), do get in touch to make enquiries.

I am based in the East Midlands, between Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.  Face to face appointments are at a therapy room in East Leake.

What is your cancellation policy?

With 24 hours or more notice, sessions are fully refundable.  Less than this would incur a session charge.  Full terms and conditions will be sent once an appointment is booked, but can of course be requested.

Will my therapy be confidential?

Clinical Psychologists are governed by legal and ethical frameworks and adhere to a strict code of confidentiality.  What you say will be treated in confidence and you will have the choice around how information is shared and with whom.  Like any other healthcare professional, I would have a duty of care to contact the relevant services/authorities if it became apparent that there was a risk of significant or imminent harm to you or others, although this is rare.  A GDPR Privacy Policy is provided to clients starting therapy and otherwise available on request.

I am interested - what shall I do next?

Drop me an email, text message or phone call to let me know some basic details e.g. your availability for sessions and what you are seeking therapy for. 

Ask any questions you need to, or we can arrange a free telephone or video consultation to see if it feels like a good fit for you.

We can exchange the relevant forms needed.

If you are happy to go ahead, we can book the first appointment and go from there. You can of course stop your sessions at any time. 

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