Fees are charged at £100 per 50 minute session, and are payable upon receipt of an invoice following the session.
I am registered with all of the major Insurance Companies, and fees are in line with the policies of each company. You will need to obtain pre-authorization from your provider before our first session, or the fee will not be covered. Please not that depending on your policy, there may be an excess for you to pay.
What is CBT, and what is the difference between CBT and other therapies
CBT is short for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It is based on the idea that if you can change the way you think, your behaviour will follow. It is astructured approach to therapy that targets particular patterns of thinking that might be keeping you from moving forward. These thinking patterns often act as barriers that prevent you from moving forward, and the aim of therapy is to remove these. CBT has become very popular over the years and can be avery useful approach. However, sometimes CBT is not the most appropriate approach, and sometimes probems are more complex. In such cases, Dianne is highly skilled in various other therapeutic approaches and will use her expertise to identify and remove the obstacles you face.
How many sessions will I need to attend?
This is entirely up to you. It usually varies from person to person, but most people find they are able to make a significant shift between 6 and 12 sessions. In some cases, fewer sessions might be needed. When you decide to end therapy is entirely up to you - and most people say they know when they have found what they were looking for.
What can I expect from therapy?
Your first session will explore specific aspects of your difficulty and evaluate what your needs are. . The therapy process can feel daunting, but most people feel at ease after the first session. The first session is structured with specific questions as we explore the problem at hand. We will then set goals together and decide on the best way forward and a rough number of sessions you will need.
Do you offer online sessions?
Yes. Skype sessions can be arranged. This is a good option if you want to avoid travel arrangements or save time. A skype session would be conducted in the same way as a face-to-face session, and would run for an hour.
How confidential is the therapy?
Confidentiality means that anything you say to the therapist remains between the 2 of you. Even if you are a teenager, the therapist will only tell your parents what you give them permission to. The only time confidentiality will be broken is if the therapist suspects you may be a harm to yourself or to anyone else, or suspects acts of terrorism. In such a case, the therapist will do her best to contact you before breaking confidentiality and informing the necessary parties.
How do I know if therapy is for me?
If you are browsing this page, there is a good chance you are looking for some sort of help. Sometimes there are larger obstacles getting in your way of moving forward, whilst sometimes it is small matter of getting a different perspective on a situation, or learning to tolerate distress rather than change it. Whatever it is you started out looking for help for, there is a good chance therapy can help you. Sometimes people seek therapy to enrich themselves, rather than to problem solve, and this can be invaluable too. So whether it is a specific problem you need help with, direction in your career, or relationship troubles, therapy could serve you well. If you are unsure whether therapy is right for you, feel free to send me a message and we can talk about it before booking a session. If I do not feel that I am the right person to help you with your problem, I will do my best to point you to the person who can.
What should I do in case of an emergency?
Unfortunately we do not operate out of hours, so in a case of emergency you can call one of the numbers below:
Sane Line - 0845 767 8000 (open 6pm - 11pm every day)
Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours every day)
NHS 111 - dial 111 (available 24 hours every day)