One to One Therapy

During the Coronavirus outbreak, we are offering all appointments virtually, via password protected Zoom or the clients preferred secure software. We are happy to help guide clients through setting up this process. 

Dr Maret Dymond Basset is a Clinical Psychologist with many years experience helping clients through one to one psychological therapy.  Maret works individually with each client, to create a unique therapeutic formulation to help your particular needs. In the past, Maret has helped people to overcome, or form strategies to help cope with: 

  • Depression  / low mood

  • Stress

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Anxiety including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma, complex trauma and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Life Transitions such as becoming a parent/grandparent or retiring from work

  • Difficulties with self-esteem and/or self-confidence

  • Sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse

  • Professional/career issues

  • Medical and health conditions

  • Chronic Pain 

  • Emotional dysregulation

  • Problematic coping strategies like self-harm

We offer every new client a comprehensive 
psychological assessment of your difficulties and your needs.

 

This kind of assessment usually involves looking at your psychological and medical history, your current difficulties and needs and hopes for the future.

 

Such an assessment might be carried out in order to understand how and why things are the way they are for you at the moment and to find the most appropriate way forward for you at this time.

 

Meeting with Maret in this way initially is often helpful for people who are unsure about what they might need and / or those who would like to gain a better understanding of how their past experiences might be contributing to their current difficulties.

 

This approach can also be helpful for those who have received conflicting advice and / or diagnoses in the past and are feeling confused and / or frustrated, or where there have been disagreements as to the best way forward.

Assessment Fees 

£150 for up to 90 minute psychological assessment session.

£120 for a comprehensive written report of your psychological assessment 

We can also offer a FREE 30 minute assessment to those who are unsure if they want to commit to therapy, and have questions they may want answered. 

Fees for Therapy 

£100 per 50 minute session. 

As a social enterprise we offer discounts on these rates to people with low incomes. Please get in touch if this applies to you.

We are also offering discounts to key workers and those experiencing financial difficulties due to the ongoing epidemic. Please do get in touch and we will do our best to work out a fee that is affordable for you. 

Therapeutic approaches we draw upon -Explained”

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

A modified form of CBT which focuses on helping clients learn to manage difficult emotions. DBT uses a combination of change and acceptance techniques helping you to make positive changes in your life, whilst accepting who you are.

​Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

This is a short-term focused therapy, which aims to change the way you feel by  looking at the way you think and behave. Scientific research has shown promising results from CBT for people experiencing a variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis.

Mindfulness Based Therapies

Mindfulness is cultivating the ability to be fully aware of the present moment. We can either offer our Mindfulness courses on a one to one basis, or combine mindfulness practice with other therapeutic techniques (e.g.  CBT).

Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)

This is also a short-term focused therapy. It looks at the patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that we develop in early life that effect our relationships with others. The aim is to identify and understand unhelpful patterns and find alternatives to these.

Systematic Family Therapy

This therapeutic technique views  families as separate from their problems. Together with their therapist, a family is encouraged to identify negative stories they have and 're-write' their narrative to be more positive and productive. 

Tel: 01425 541746

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