Starting therapy is a very big step. It can feel quite daunting and you may be anxious about what to expect.
I run sessions from my home practice. This enables me to keep costs as low as possible and enables me to create a friendly and calm place for therapy. Sessions run for 50-60 minutes. There is free and easy parking here. There are no steps to gain access to the property I can offer early morning and evening sessions to accomodate your work schedule as well as daytime appointments. I don't have a waiting room and so I space clients out over the day. Therefore you don't need to worry about bumping into anyone. I work in private practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For most therapy it is helpful to see me weekly. I work with numerous health insurance companies and so this is another way to finance therapy. Make sure that you check you are covered for therapy in your policy and if there is any limit either to number of sessions or a financial limit to what you can claim (see more about this on the price list page).
That is some of the practical things out of the way. Our first session is about finding out a bit about why you are coming to see me, covering aspects of confidentiality and answering any questions you may have. We will also look at planning treatment so that you know what to expect moving forward. It is also an opportunity for you to meet me and make sure I am the right person for you.
What I can help with:
I specialise in working with OCD (obssessive compulsive disorder), anxiety, stress, couples, depression, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), low self esteem (or sometimes referred to as lack of confidence), social anxiety (formerly known as social phobia), phobias (including blood phobia), panic (panic attacks and panic disorder), GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), anger and health anxiety.
Meet Gem. She is a 6 year old Irish Setter. She is in training as a therapy dog and helps children, young people and adults to be able to feel more relaxed in their therapy sessions.
Contact me for more details
Jane Watkins, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Psychotherapist
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for children, teenagers, young people & adults
Professional and effective CBT in the Highlands of Scotland and UK Wide