am very happy to receive referrals from GP’s, Physicians,
Psychiatrists, or any other medical specialist. Upon receipt of your
referral I will write to the patient with my terms of business, and
if they are willing to continue, then I will offer them an
appointment within two to three weeks.
If you are a GP and if
your patient is insured by BUPA then you may refer to me direct.
If you are self-funded:
If you are not fortunate
enough to be funded by a third party such as an insurance company
then cost will clearly be a concern. I am frequently disappointed by
individuals who walk away from the opportunity of personal therapy
because they believe it is too expensive. This may be true for some,
but with discussion it may be possible to cut costs quite
significantly, and you may be well on the way to good sound mind and
quality of life for the price of a dresser for your kitchen. It may be possible to tailor the plan
to suit your needs and budget. A well motivated client can achieve a
lot through carefully spaced sessions and a good homework plan.
Additionally, once momentum has been achieved then sessions may be
reduced or even ended as the client is transitioned into continuing
self-help. Sometimes the needle needs jogging out of the groove
and people can then do the rest themselves.
If you funded by another agency,
employer or Insurance company:
companies and health-provider agencies commission a set number
of sessions, usually ranging between 6 and 12 sessions
depending on assessed needs and occasionally more. In my experience
this is sufficient in most cases to bring about significant change.
You may be a solicitor or
lawyer looking for an expert witness who can provide a full
psychological personal injury assessment for the purpose of the
court under the civil rules requirements part 35. Alternatively you
may be seeking for a source of psychological treatment for your
client following personal injury. I am on the British Psychological
Society expert witness register and will be happy to provide such
services at very competitive rates.
You may be a case manager
of an insurance company rehabilitation agency or health-care
provider, or you may be a physiotherapist, looking for
associate consultants / therapists within the Durham, Tees and North
Yorkshire region (post codes DH, TS, SR, YO) to provide
psychological assessments and treatments for your clients. I am able
to offer a quick and responsive service, setting up initial
appointments within days of referral, and to meet the standards and
requirements of your particular contracts.