If you have never attended a psychologist before you might be a bit apprehensive and not sure what to expect. It is really quite normal to feel this way. Let me try and reassure you, if I can, by telling you a little bit about what to expect. We will meet in a comfortable and pleasant consulting room in a private clinic on the Malone Road in leafy South Belfast*. At our first appointment we will meet for approximately fifty minutes and I will ask some questions to better understand what’s troubling you. I may also ask you to complete a short specialised questionnaire to help me to better understand how you are feeling.
At the end of our first appointment it should be clear as to whether I can help you or not. If it appears that I would be unable to help then I will provide you with clear advice about the best way forward. However, if it seems that I can help then we can discuss whether you would like to attend for a course of therapy. This would typically mean meeting for a number of sessions of focused psychological therapy aimed at overcoming the problems identified.
*I also have a clinic in Central London and if you would like to be seen at my clinic there please visit, www.davidmccormack.london
£130 for the first 90 minute assessment session
£100 for a 60 minute therapy session
Summary letters to GPs and medical specialists are free of charge. If you require a detailed psychological report, for example as part of a court case, then please get in touch for an estimate.
Length of therapy
People are often rightly concerned about how long therapy will go on for. As therapy is tailored to ones individual needs this is hard to say with accuracy; typically it would involve somewhere between eight and twenty appointments. I am aware that no one wants to see a psychologist for longer than is required. That is why from our very first meeting I am focused on making sure we work to overcome the problems you are attending for in a timely fashion.