The title clinical psychologist is protected and only those that have completed extensive training, including a doctorate in clinical psychology, can use it.
Usually a clinical psychologist has completed an undergraduate degree in psychology to a high standard, gained several years experience working in mental health services, completed a professional doctorate in clinical psychology as well as undertaken relevant clinical research to a publishable standard.
A clinical psychologist is trained in several models of therapy and is skilled at integrating these approaches in order to tailor the therapeutic work they provide to each individual they see.
After we have briefly discussed your reasons for accessing therapy either on the phone or via email, we will then meet for a more in-depth assessment session. This will be a 50 minute appointment with 5-10 minutes extra to discuss the appropriate next steps.
Individual therapy and parent support sessions are charged at £85 per hour. Supervision is charged at £60 per hour. Assessment, formulation and report packages are available and charged on an individual basis. Concession rates are available, please contact for further information.
Payment may be made by cash, BACS transfer or cheques, made payable to Lea Psychology. 48 hours’ notice is needed to cancel a session otherwise the full amount will be charged. Please note that I require a deposit upon booking your first appointment, equal to the amount of one session, to cover costs for a cancelled or missed appointment
This is dependent upon your needs and preferences, what you would like to achieve from therapy and the model of therapy we decide to use. For some people, having space to be heard, tell their story and process what it means to them is enough. This may take a couple of sessions. It may be that a brief intervention of structured work over 4-6 sessions will suffice. Some people will find that after a brief intervention you decide to take a break and return for further sessions at a later date. For clients who require long term work, progress is reviewed roughly every 4 sessions
Yes. Individual therapy is offered to children and adolescents. Support sessions for parents/guardians struggling with the impact of their child’s difficulties are also offered.
No, Lea Psychology does not currently offer couples therapy.
Sessions are 1 hour long, with a couple of minutes at the end to arrange future appointments.
Yes, I encourage a brief discussion before we book any sessions to get an understanding of your needs and preferences and consider whether coming to see me would be suitable. This is done on the telephone or via email. During the first assessment session you will be able to decide whether therapy with me is right for you at this time. I will also consider my suitability to work with you and may refer you to other services if I think that would be more appropriate. The full fee will always be charged for an assessment session.
This is not currently offered by Lea Psychology.