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  1. What is psychology?
  2. What is a clinical psychologist?
  3. What is clinical health psychology?
  4. What is a psychological problem?
  5. What is the difference between psychological therapy, psychotherapy and talking therapy?
  6. What can I talk about?
  7. What happens during therapy?
  8. How long does therapy last?
  9. Is what I talk about confidential?
  10. What happens if I am late for an appointment?
  11. What happens if I miss an appointment?
  12. Will my health insurance cover the cost of my appointment?

 

1. What is psychology?

In general, psychology is the academic study of the human mind and behaviour, which includes a person's thoughts, emotions, body and behaviour.

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2. What is a clinical psychologist?

Clinical psychologists are trained to practice psychotherapy (‘talking therapy’). There are many different types or brands of psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioural... Read more.

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3. What is clinical health psychology?

Clinical health psychology is a specialist area of psychology where a clinical psychologist applies their skills in the assessment and treatment of human distress... Read more.

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4. What is a psychological problem?

Within the field of clinical psychology, a person might be considered to have a psychological problem if they are experiencing distress that interferes with their... Read more.

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5. What is the difference between psychological therapy, psychotherapy and talking therapy?

In general, psychological therapy, psychotherapy and talking therapy are different terms for the same thing. The British Psychological Society defines psychotherapy... Read more.

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6. What can I talk about?

You can talk about anything that is causing you distress and getting in the way of you living the life that you want to live. Common themes are... Read more.

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7. What happens during therapy?

Assessment: the period during which Dr Justin tends to ask questions, with the aim of finding out about the 'problem' and other areas of life, including... Read more.

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8. How long does therapy last?

This is a hard question to answer, as different people and ‘difficulties’ require different amounts of time. In general, Dr Justin provides brief therapies which tend to last... Read more.  

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9. Is what I talk about confidential?

Dr Justin will respect your privacy fully and everything you say to him will be bound by confidentiality.  He will not disclose that you are attending therapy to others without... Read more.

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10. What happens if I am late for an appointment?

If you are late for your appointment Dr Justin will wait for you to arrive.  However, the appointment will finish at the planned time and will not be extended, therefore your appointment will be shorter in duration.

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11. What happens if I miss an appointment?

You will be asked to provide 48 hours notice for the cancellation/ postponement of appointments, to enable Dr Justin time to offer your appointment to someone else... Read more.

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12. Will my health insurance cover the cost of my appointment?

If you have health insurance you may want to find out if they will cover the costs of clinical psychology sessions.  It is important to know that if you claim the cost of... Read more.

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