Dr Andy Dunn, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, York. © 2019

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How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment or contact me please message me from the contact section of this website; send an email ; or phone on 0771 5506303 (please be aware that I may be in clinic so leave a message if I am not available). It is then often useful to arrange a telephone consultation to decide whether working with a psychologist will be helpful for you. There is no fee for a telephone consultation.

What is psychological therapy like?

The first session is usually about finding out more information about your current situation so that we can work together to develop a psychological understanding of what is going on for you right now. We will discuss what you would like to achieve from psychological therapy, and we will generally formulate a plan on how we might approach the situation.

How often will we meet and  how many sessions will I need?

This is variable and it will depend on what you want from psychological therapy. It is useful to meet on a regular basis, ideally weekly or fortnightly. Typically, therapy with psychologists last  between 6-25sessions; though longer term work is also possible. These are usually agreed in 4-6 session blocks. It is good practice to review progress at the end of each of these blocks to ensure that the work is on course, or to see whether things have changed, and a new direction is appropriate. There is no obligation to complete the agreed number of sessions, and you can leave therapy at any time. 

Are our sessions confidential?

Yes, of course. However, there are exceptions to this. For example, if someone is at risk of harm then I have a duty of care to contact an appropriate professional to minimise this risk. I will always endeavour to speak with you about this first.

What are the fees?

Fees are £95 per 50minute session for people who self-refer. For insurance companies the fees are set at a higher rate due to the additional administration involved. Payments are generally made via bank transfer unless agreed otherwise.

Can I use health insurance to cover the cost?

Yes. I am registered provider with most major insurance providers including Aviva, AXA/PPP, BUPA, Cigna, and Vitality. Please check with your insurance provider for their requirements for accessing psychological therapy.

What if I need to cancel a session?

You can cancel an appointment by phoning me on 0771 5506303 or emailing me at info@dunnpsychology.co.uk. If you give at least 24hours notice there will be no charge for the missed appointment. Appointments that are cancelled with less than 24hours notice are charged at the full rate. This is because it is not possible to fill this appointment slot at such short notice.

Is there disabled access?

The clinic space is accessed via stairs but alternative space that is more accessible can be arranged. Please ask about this on enquiry.

How do I get there?

Blake House is situated on St Martin's Lane, a small road off Micklegate in the centre of York (see map). It is accessible via all city centre bus routes and within easy to reach by bicycle. Parking is available at Tanner Row  and Nunnery Lane car parks. On road meter parking is available on Micklegate, Cromwell Road and Lower Priory Street. Meter parking on these roads cost £1 or less for one hour. York train station is 10minutes walk.