I recommend checking whether you can access suitable therapy through the NHS before considering funding it yourself. Speaking with your GP is usually the best place to start. There are also various charitable organisations offering low cost or free of charge therapy and counselling. Bristol Mind provides a comprehensive list of counselling services which are local to Bristol. If you’re outside of Bristol, checking your local Mind website may be worthwhile. The Hub of Hope also provides a national database of counselling / therapy / support providers.

Do you provide health insurance funded CBT?

I am currently registered with WPA. I recommend checking your level of cover before arranging CBT (given the variety of health insurance policies available through various providers).

Do you only offer CBT online?

Yes, all my sessions are currently online.

Do you provide CBT to children?

I am experienced and suitably trained to offer CBT to those aged 17 and over. If you wish to help fund sessions for a loved one, then please note that I would not usually share information with you which was disclosed during therapy.

Is what I tell you confidential?

I abide by the BABCP standards of conduct, performance and ethics. This includes respecting your confidentiality. I would sometimes contact your GP to let them know that you are having therapy (particularly if they are actively involved in your care), or to make recommendations about your mental (or associated physical) health care plan. I may need to contact your GP (or other relevant people) if I have serious concerns for your welfare (or that of someone else). Any information shared under such circumstances would always be kept to a minimum, and shared only with relevant people – with your knowledge and permission wherever possible.