Who can access this service?
My Thinking Space is available for any one seeking psychological support in order to improve their mental wellbeing or reduce emotional distress. Please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with some brief details regarding your concerns/queries. The only barrier to offering a service, is for those who may benefit more from a multi disciplinary team approach, normally when psychological or physical risk factors are involved. My Thinking Space is not able to work with those who are in immediate crisis and other services should be sought in this instance. Each NHS mental health trust tends to have a crisis team attached to their service. Usually you do not have to be known to their service when reaching out to them, and they can be a really helpful service to support individuals through acute periods of mental health crisis. If in doubt, your GP may be able to direct you to your relevant team.
How will sessions take place?
In light of the recent pandemic, all sessions are currently offered as remote sessions. This is usually via Zoom but can also take place as telephone sessions. In extenuating circumstances this can be reviewed on an individual basis.
What approach will my therapist use?
Sessions may draw from a number of theoretical models. This includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Person Centred Therapy, and Psychodynamic informed approach. It is usually most helpful to complete an initial assessment before thinking about the way in which we will work together. Where consultations take place with family members in order to support a child's behaviour, there may be a focus on more practical and behavioural based coaching.
How much do sessions cost?
Initial Consultation appointment completed over two 50 minutes sessions, totalling £220
Standard 50 minute session charged at £110
Please enquire for rates if you are seeking treatment via an insurance policy, as these costs will vary accordingly and take into consideration administrative fees. If you have private medical insurance, please highlight this when making your enquiry..
How much of what I share, remains confidential?
When you request the services of My Thinking Space, we ask that you provide emergency contact details and details of your GP.
There are only very few instances where confidentiality may need to be breached. Wherever possible, this would be discussed in advance with yourself.
Risk of harm disclosed; if you share information that reveals that you pose significant harm to yourself or others or that you have caused harm to a child or vulnerable adult, it is a clinical psychologists legal duty to report this to the relevant authorities.
Court subpoena; if the client becomes involved in court proceedings and clinical records kept by My Thinking Space are subpoenaed by the court or testimony is requested, this would have implications for the confidentiality agreement.
Clinical Supervision; In order for Clinical Psychologists to maintain best clinical practice, they discuss their clinical work and caseload in their own supervision. There are confidentiality agreements in place for such circumstances.