Your Questions Answered...
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment for EMDR or CBT in Bedford you can ring or email me. Appointments are available on weekdays except Wednesdays between 8am and 5.00pm (last appointment 4pm - 5pm). CONTACT ME
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you will need depends on the specific difficulties you are facing. At the first assessment session we will gain a clearer understanding of your situation and we can make a shared decision about how many sessions you will need. Some people come to therapy for just a few weeks, others attend for six months, a year or longer. You may find it helpful to attend for 6 or 8 sessions of therapy and then to have a review appointment to assess your progress and get a clearer idea of whether you will need further appointments.
How much does it cost?
Fees vary depending on the time of the appointment. Appointments later in the day are more demand and are therefore more expensive.
How do I know you are the right therapist for me?
I am an experienced and registered Counselling Psychologist and qualified psychotherapist with membership and accreditation of several professional organisations. For more information about my qualifications click here
. I am qualified in more than one approach which means that I can tailor a therapy to respond to your specific situation and difficulties. I have a good knowledge of current research which indicates which therapeutic approaches are likely to be effective in addressing particular problems. As well as finding a qualified and experienced psychotherapist or psychologist you also need to feel that you will be able to trust the therapist you will work with. The best way to discover this is to make an assessment appointment so that you have the opportunity to meet me and to learn more about how I work so that you can make this decision. Click here
for more information about assessment appointments.
Do your premises have disabled access?
My consulting room and WC are on the ground floor with two shallow steps up to the front door. People on crutches can access the premises without difficulty but internal doorways are unfortunately too narrow for wheelchairs.
Am I covered by my private health insurance?
I am recognised by all major health insurers. If you have health insurance, I am happy to discuss with you how to claim through your insurer.
Where do appointments take place?
Appointments take place at my consulting room at 5, Abbey Road, Bedford MK41 9LG. The surroundings are private and comfortable. 5, Abbey Road is a couple of hundred yards from a bus route and approximately 1.5 miles from Bedford mainline railway station. It is easily accessible from Milton Keynes, St Neots, Flitwick and Northampton and has good road links to the A1 and M1. Free parking is available at the location. Click here
for a map and information about public transport links.
Will it work?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as the most effective psychological therapy for anxiety and depression. It is also recommended for many other psychological difficulties. EMDR is recommned by NICE for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Recent research also suggests that it is effective for a range of other difficulties including phobias and long-term pain. For more information about different therapeutic approaches click here.