About Me

Therapy

Hello again and thank you for looking further into my website. 

I have been practising since 1997 in a variety of settings, including the military, and since 2004 in the NHS. I have in total over 20 years of experience working as a Psychologist and over 15 of those working in different mental health services in the NHS. I have had supervision training in Manchester University and have been supervising trainee Clinical and Counselling Psychologists for about 11 years now. For the past 7 years I have been teaching Schema Therapy, as a guest speaker, on the doctorate of Clinical and Counselling Psychology at Manchester University.

I am an integrative therapist, which means that I use the therapeutic approach most suitable to the individual and their needs, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ since we are all different. I mainly offer approaches like the following; Schema Therapy, Person-Centred, Cognitive-Behavioural and EMDR.

Process

The 1st appointment is always about establishing what the main difficulties are and  begin to create a climate of understanding between myself and the client. It is also a first opportunity to discuss issues like needs, possible ways forward, past experiences of therapy, preferred goals.

At the end of that initial meeting we could have an agreement for further assessment sessions before we decide on a particular type of therapy,  OR a contract for a specific number of therapy sessions.

Whatever the decision is, we will make it together and you are obviously free to change your mind.

Appointments

I see people at Clear Medical, 1st Floor, 591 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-hardy, Manchester, M21 9AF,  on a Friday and only after an appointment. Appointments last for 50 minutes and are paid at the end of each session. If you need to book an appointment and/or query fees, please ring  me on  07434 56 56 17,  for a free 20 minute conversation or email me at diopsomas@gmail.com

Should you need to cancel an appointment please do so at least 24hours in advance. Otherwise, I’m afraid I would need to charge for the missed/cancelled session in order to recover a number of different costs.