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My skills and experience are in treating a whole range of anxiety problems and depression. You don’t need a name or a label for CBT to be helpful for you. It’s all about increasing your understanding of yourself and what you are thinking feeling and doing that may be part of the problem – not a diagnosis.
Having said that, CBT is the therapy with the most evidence for the treatment of a range of anxiety problems and is one of the most effective treatments for depression, although it is important to say there are other therapies for depression. NICE (National Institute for Care and Clinical Excellence) publish guidelines for the best treatment for most health conditions including for mental health problems. www.nice.org.uk You can look at the document corresponding to your problem to find out the recommended ‘best practise’
I work with adults only - 18+. I do not offer couples therapy but sometimes the success of CBT is enhanced by involving someone close to you in a session or two to help them understand how to best support your therapy journey.
Of course this is a worry, especially when it is something so personal and also when the cost may be a concern. Please contact me through the website or give me a call as I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation which will answer any such questions you may have.
Sessions are for an hour with 50 minutes of therapy time and allowing 10 minutes for admin stuff like rebooking, paying, and ensuring you feel ok after therapy to leave the therapy room.
The current cost is £60 for self paying clients. I am registered with a number of health insurance agencies so if you do have access to health insurance through work or your own policy, it is worth asking them whether they will fund your therapy.
Payment can be through Bank transfer (BACS) which I ask you to do before the session, Paypal again before the session, cheque or cash. I am not able to accept cards.
The Bay Therapy Centre,
21 Trent Boulevard, Lady Bay,
West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5BB
The centre is on Trent Boulevard in the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford. It is easily accessible by car from Nottingham and surrounding areas south of Nottingham. The Centre has it’s own website - www.baytherapycentre.com/
There are excellent transport links to The Bay Therapy Centre. The number 11 bus from the City Centre stops right outside the Centre. It is a ten minute walk from Trent Bridge and a fifteen minute walk from Central Avenue in West Bridgford.
Please see my Contact Me page for a Map
Yes there are 4 spaces outside the Bay Therapy Centre for users although bear in mind there are numerous different therapies taking place there. There is free street parking around the area as it is residential.
Yes – If you would like a parking space at the centre reserving, please let me or the centre know as soon as possible and the staff will cone off a space for you. There is an access ramp to get into the building.
My usual therapy room is on the first floor but the centre keeps a downstairs room available for any of the therapists to use – You just need to let me know as soon as you can and I can book it instead of my upstairs one.
Yes I do late afternoon and evening sessions, the last appointment being 7.15pm.
If you would feel more comfortable having the support of someone else you can do so. I may suggest some time to talk with you alone, or encourage you to begin to come into sessions on your own.
No, I’m sorry this is not allowed – partly because therapy needs to be your time to focus on you, but also because some of the therapies taking place in the building require peace and quiet – eg hypnotherapy. The centre needs to ensure a quiet environment.
Unless it is an emergency, I do need 24 hours + notice to change or cancel an appointment without charge. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice incur a charge in order to cover my own costs. The charges will be in your therapy contract.
CBT can be short or long term – anything from 6 weekly sessions to several months. It is very dependant on your needs, how long you have had the problem and to be honest, how hard you work at putting what you learn in session into practice in your day to day life! That bit is something I have no control over but I will always discuss with you how many sessions I think may be needed, based on my experience of treating similar problems over the years.
That’s fine. Therapy has to be right for you and you need to feel comfortable with me. At all times you are the person choosing. I will always be willing to discuss your reservations and doubts and help you work out if it the therapy that is not right for you or if your feelings are because therapy is challenging.
My main work is usually face to face as most people, and myself like this. However I do offer a few flexible On -Line video based therapy appointments as I appreciate that not everyone can come to the centre. It can also be possible to continue therapy we are already engaged in should you need to travel away temporarily with work or are housebound for a few weeks. Covid-19 Update: From 18/03/20 ALL my therapy sessions are On Line to help us all keep as safe as possible. I will update as Government advice changes.
No, all my sessions take place in the Centre.
No, my work is with you as an individual though the context of someone’s relationships are always relevant. Sometimes in CBT it is helpful for a partner to attend a one-off session to help them understand your needs better but we would always agree this together. If you need couples counselling I would try to suggest an alternative therapist.