Frequently Asked Questions

What is a holistic approach? 

Holistic approach means that we are interested in understanding and engaging the whole person, it is above the discussion of mind or body distinction and stresses that we are body mind. it's concept emphasises the fact that human beings are multi-dimensional and that different levels of physical, psychological, emotional and spIritual are interrelated and important aspects for individuals physical health and wellbeing. 

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can I pay through private health insurance?

yes, I am registered provider with Aviva and many other leading UK Health Insurance companies. Please contact your insurer, confirm your level of cover and make sure that your health insurance covers psychological treatment if you like to be funded through your private health insurance. 

How many sessions of therapy will I need?

Generally speaking CBT can be an effective form of therapy for most problems in between 6 to 20 sessions. I will assess you for your suitability for CBT approach initially, suitable alternative approach will be discussed and recommended if CBT not best choice for you. The number of sessions depends on the complexity of the problem you are experiencing, and your willingness, motivation and engagement to work with the homework and skills to practice given to you throughout the sessions. I will be able to give you an estimate of the numbers of sessions and prognosis for your therapy at the start of the therapy.

note: my clinical approach is more based on short term intensive work, while the role of my professional and personal skills and knowledge is undoubatly very important for your recovery. However my main task is to support, teach and help you with how to help yourself, Main focus is on practical advise and practical skills to be practiced, so your engagement,  willingness and personal responsibility you take towards your emotional well being is  likewise very crucial factor when it comes to therapy effectiveness, time duration and length. 

who can benefit from this service?

Adults above age of 18. Please see "about" page on this site for more details.

Please Note: :this service is not suitable if you suffer from acute and serious mental illnesses such as a psychotic episode or you are experiencing strong urges for self harm. If this is the case please contact your local community mental health service or turn to your general practisioner GP for further advise about suitable service. This mainly because you will benefit from a multidiciplinary team input consis of psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists etc. 

How secure is the service in terms of confidentiality?

Your data is saved on secure servers that only you and I can access. 

Payments, when and how should I make a payment and what if I have to cancel? 

Payment must be made at the time of booking your appointment. You can pay by debit or credit card by PayPal service.

Policy for cancellations and missed appointments:

Please contact Sara as soon as possible to let her know if you would like to cancel an appointment. Cancellations with less than 48 but more than 24 hours’ notice are usually charged at half price.

Regrettably, cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice before the appointment or non-attended appointments without any prior notice, are charged at the full price.

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