I run a highly specialist Tinnitus Management clinic, and can only take on new clients when there is space in my schedule to do so. I work with a maximum of 20 clients at any one time, so this allows me to be able to spend the appropriate amount of time needed with each individual. There are times when I am unable to commit to full capacity due to research work, course development, writing (I am in the process of writing a new publication for clinicians with an interest in developing their skills to work in Tinnitus Management), lecturing and training commitments. These activities are nearly always pre-planned and I schedule clinics and capacity accordingly.
There is greater flexibility for online appointments than for appointments in my Clitheroe clinic, so if your need is urgent, I recommend that you consider this option.
You can self-refer online using the Tinnitus Mini-History form
Your Individual Course of Management / Treatment Plan
Each individual is different and has his or her own particular needs so your treatment plan is formulated in partnership with you following your assessment; however, an underpinning understanding of the neuro-physiological mechanisms is essential to everyone who wishes to reduce tinnitus distress, so it is this that is common to each person.
Between Your Sessions
As you progress through your treatment that most commonly involves using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Tinnitus and additional issues such as hyperacusis, anxiety, low mood or depression for example, it may be that you have a question or a concern that either cannot or should not wait until your next scheduled appointment. I ask that you always contact me should this happen, preferably by email or text. Phone calls are fine, but please be aware I may not be available to take your call immediately. If you telephone and there is no answer, please leave a voicemail message and I will always call you back as soon as possible.