What are your fees?

The fee for individual assessments and therapy sessions can vary according to how you are referred to Wilson Psychology, and on the nature of the therapy being provided.

As a guide, my standard fee for self-referred clients is £110 per 50-minute appointment.

Can I use my health insurance?

I am a recognised provider with the following insurance companies: Bupa, Aviva, AXA PPP, Vitality, WPA.

If you intend to fund therapy through private health cover, please contact me prior to booking an appointment so that we can ensure appropriate authorisations are in place. Please be aware that you may be required to pay an excess on your policy, and there may be restrictions on the number of sessions that are covered.

Are there any problems you cannot help with?

Much like medical doctors, Clinical Psychologists all undergo the same core training before then specialising in a particular field towards the end of their training and post-qualification. My specialism and experience is working with adults with long-term physical health conditions and mild-moderate mental health difficulties. 

I am not able to help if any of the following apply:

- You are currently at significant risk to yourself. I would suggest seeking help via NHS/statutory services who have the appropriate crisis systems in place to support you.

- You have an active drug or alcohol problem

- You are looking for help for a child or young person under 18

- You are seeking an assessment of cognitive functioning, autism or ADHD

- You are seeking an assessment/therapy for medico-legal purposes

How many sessions will I need?

The therapies that I provide are usually time-limited, rather than open-ended. The approximate number of sessions required will be discussed with you at the end of our initial assessment, and will be reviewed regularly. Every client and every situation is individual, but as a rough guide the average duration of therapy is 8 to 12 sessions.

Where are you?

My clinic is based at The Therapy Rooms in Pew Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire. This location is easily accessible from Chippenham and surrounding areas, and from M4 junction 17. There is ample free parking and it is a 20min walk from Chippenham train station. 

Please note that the clinic is on the second floor with access via stairs. There are alternative locations where I may be able to arrange to see you if accessibility is a problem. Alternatively, I am happy to offer online sessions.


What is a Clinical Psychologist? 

Seeing a Clinical Psychologist can be more expensive than seeing other types of talking therapist, such as counsellors. This is due to their higher level of training, and the more extensive requirements for CPD and professional regulation.

Clinical Psychologists are specialist mental health professionals, who use a range of therapeutic methods to help alleviate emotional distress. Unlike Psychiatrists (who are specialist medical doctors), Clinical Psychologists do not tend to use a 'diagnosis' and cannot prescribe medication. The focus is on coming to a shared understanding of how your particular difficulties have developed, and helping you to make positive changes. Clinical Psychologists are trained as 'scientist-practitioners', meaning that we draw on theory and research evidence to guide our assessment and treatment approaches. 

To qualify as a Clinical Psychologist, it is necessary to complete an undergraduate Psychology degree (or equivalent) recognised by the British Psychological Society, followed by a three-year professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The doctoral training involves completing supervised clinical placements in several different health care settings, as well as conducting original research and service development work. Clinical Psychologists practicing in the UK must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). They must also receive regular clinical supervision and participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities to ensure their skills and knowledge are up to date. 

How will you use my information?

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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Deciding to start psychological therapy can be a very big step, and it is natural to have some concerns and questions about the process.

Prior to booking an initial assessment, I am happy to arrange a complimentary 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs, with no further obligation. This will enable you to decide whether I am someone you would feel comfortable working with. I can also assess whether I have the right skills and experience for the difficulties you are facing. If I do not feel that I can help you then I will offer advice on where else you can seek treatment.