You can self-refer to MacLeod Psychology, or you can be referred by your GP. (Please note that this is not an NHS service, and there are fees for the services provided)
Individual therapy is working one-to-one with a therapist. Session last 50 minutes and usually take place weekly or fortnightly, although this can vary depending on your needs. Therapy usually lasts between six and twenty sessions, and your needs will be discussed during the assessment session, and reviewed regularly during the course of therapy.
£60 per session (GCU Student Discount Available)
Bereavement is both an individual and a social issue. Many clients may start with individual therapy following a bereavement, but group therapy can help with the social aspects of bereavement. I offer limited-session group therapy for bereavement. Sessions last two hours (plus a twenty-minute break during which light refreshments will be provided), and are fortnightly for eight sessions. Sessions have both psychoeducational and peer support elements, and will differ according to the needs of the group. Groups have between two and six participants, according to demand. Occasionally it may be possible to offer groups which are targeted to specific bereavements, for example traumatic bereavement or bereavement by suicide.
£200 total cost
Many people find it difficult to relax. They may be stressed by work, or have health, financial or other worries. Learning relaxation techniques can help. Relaxation classes last for an hour and run weekly for five weeks, and can have between two and six participants, according to demand.
£25 for individual class £100 for a group of five classes
Many people find it hard to cope with the stress in their daily lives. Stress management classes incorporate techniques to cope with the physical and psychological symptoms of stress, and relaxation techniques. Classes last 90 minutes and run fortnightly for six sessions.
£160 total cost
Discounts are available for counselling psychologists in training.
Payment is due at the start of individual sessions, or, in full, at the beginning of a group programme. Payment may be made by cash or cheque. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer payments must be received 24 hours prior to your session.
24 hours’ notice is required for cancellations. Full payment is required for appointments cancelled with less notice, or for missed appointments.
Office Hours are:
09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday
09.00 – 12.00 Saturday
A limited number of early morning or evening appointments may be available on request.
Out with office hours, messages may be left on the answer-machine but this is not monitored, and messages will not be picked up till the next working day.