Psychology Session

FAQs

 

What kind of problems do people see me for?

I work in a collaborative way with people and try to help them with a range of psychological difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, managing physical health conditions, relationship problems, procrastination, sexual problems, etc. I have worked with people from a broad range of backgrounds, sexualities, and ethnicities during 18 years of work with the NHS.

How long does each therapy session take?

Assessments take between 1 hour and 1 hour and a half. Therapy sessions take between 45 and 50 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on the complexity of your problem(s). However, typically treatment for an anxiety or depressive disorder takes from 6 to 12 sessions (excluding assessment).

With which private health insurance companies are you recognised as a provider?

Aetna Global Benefits
Aviva
AXA PPP
VitalityHealth

How do I work?

I work using a range of psychological approaches. However, I mainly use Metacognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

How much do you charge?

My fees vary depending on the service you require and whether we meet face-to-face or telephone, or over video calling. Please follow the link at the top of this page called "Fees".

Do I see children or couples?

No, I only see adults aged 18 plus. I rarely see couples, deciding on a case-by-case basis.

Where do you see people?

During the current pandemic, I only conduct sessions over telephone or video calling.

What is your availability?

Currently I have availability all-day on weekends, Mondays, and Tuesdays. I also offer evening appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Do you treat people remotely (i.e., using the telephone or video calling)?

Yes

Will my GP be informed?

Preferably yes. Definitely when you might be at risk to yourself or others.

Can I speak to you before committing to a session?

Yes. Before arranging to meet for an assessment, it is best for us to speak with each other on phone. I can answer any questions you might have and I will try to get a sense of whether I might be able to help you with your difficulties.

You can contact me to arrange this phone call via email at contact@brucefernie.com