What is a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical Psychologists have an undergraduate degree and Doctoral level training in more than one type of talking therapy.  Training takes at least seven years.  Clinical Psychologists are trained to work with people across the lifespan with the aim of reducing distress and the impact of this distress upon everyday wellbeing and functioning.  Their work is informed by the research evidence base.

Clinical Psychologists must register with the HCPC in order to practice and must adhere to high levels of education, training and professional conduct.

Clinical Psychologists do not prescribe medication.

How do I know if this is the right service for me or my child?

Naomi offers a free 10-15 minute phone consultation before an initial assessment appointment is arranged.  This is usually enough to establish whether she is likely to be able to help.  However on occasion this does not become apparent until a more in-depth assessment has been completed.

Some difficulties such as eating disorders and serious self harm are best supported by services with access to multidisciplinary and crisis care.

What if I need urgent help?

As Naomi is a sole practitioner and only available at certain times of the week, she is unable to respond when difficulties require urgent assistance.  Source of help and support in these circumstances are:
Your GP
NHS 24: 111
The Samaritans: 116 123
Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
Childline:  0800 1111
If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person please contact your local child and family social work team or the police.
NSPCC helpline for adults who have a concern about the safety or welfare of a child: 0800 800 500

Do you have a cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel an appointment please let me know as soon as possible by phone, text or email.  Non-attendance/failure to provide notice which is less than 48 hours will be charged at the full hourly rate.

How long does each session take?

55 minutes - 1 hour