We are delighted to have a leading Clinical Psychology Service at InMotion – the essential core of our multidisciplinary clinic.
Psychological support and talking therapy can help you with a wide range of presenting difficulties, including:
- Low mood or depression
- Stress (including work- or school-related)
- Anxiety (including phobias, panic and obsessive compulsive-disorder)
- Difficulties associated with loss (such as bereavement, separation, divorce, or job loss)
- Behavioural difficulties
- Relationship difficulties
- Parenting difficulties
- Appearance issues (including body dysmorphia, pre-surgical assessments)
- Self-esteem/confidence/social skills
- Health-related concerns, such as living with and managing acute or chronic illness (including pain)
Many people benefit from seeing Doctors of Clinical Psychology to help them with difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives.
Sometimes the difficulties may have been long-standing, and in other cases they may be relatively recent and in response to specific stressors or events. Clinical Psychologists have the highest level of training in the field of talking therapies. They can develop and deliver individualised plans of therapy to help people overcome their difficulties (either completely or partially), make positive changes, reduce distress and improve psychological well-being.
An initial appointment with Dr Samantha Woodley or Dr Maria Knapp would last approximately 90 minutes. The purpose of this appointment would be to start to consider the underlying causes of the concerns and begin to formulate your goals for therapy, along with a recommended treatment plan, where appropriate.
Where additional follow-up appointments are arranged these will last around 50 minutes.
The number of sessions needed will vary between individuals, as will the frequency. This will depend on the therapeutic approach recommended and the presenting difficulties. Therapy can be weekly or fortnightly, but it will always be tailored to your needs and preferences.
Regular reviews will be planned. Often therapy tasks or “homework” will be suggested to complete in between appointments to assist in more effective progress towards your goals.
If you wish to have follow-on sessions with Samantha or Maria, these are typically 50-55minutes at £100.
A 90-minute initial, introductory session with Dr Samantha Woodley or Dr Maria Knapp is £130.00.
We also have three Counsellors (with prior experience in GP practice settings) who can provide Talking Therapies to help you with feelings of anxiety, depression or grief. Our Counsellors work closely with our Two Doctors of Clinical Psychology and can refer on to them if indicated.
Our comprehensive list of available treatments
Acupuncture offers pain relief and relaxation, allowing the patient to exercise and restore normal function.
We can provide the latest treatments for specific areas of pain. In your consultation and treatment we will discuss your massage needs and recommend the best approach for you.
We are proud to be Chester's first clinic to use an Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Machine for the benefit of our patients.
Whilst our team of Podiatrists can provide specific Lower Limb and Foot treatments, our Physiotherapists add much more.