All of us both young and old suffer difficult moments in our lives when we have find ourselves under seemingly unbearable amounts of stress, confusion and loss of purpose and direction…trapped often in what feels like a never ending cycle of despair where increasingly anxiety takes a grip and deters us from living life the way we want it to be. Days become a struggle rather than a joy and we lose sight of the way ahead and control over our thoughts and emotions.
Of course, it’s completely normal to experience ‘mood fluctuations’ and ‘bad days’… but when distressing patterns begin to take hold - resulting in symptoms that hinders our overall quality of life - that’s the moment to commit to making a positive change. Seek the correct professional guidance in these situations will help lead to longer lasting and overall more beneficial results.
If you feel you are or a loved one is at one of these crossroads in life and are in need of that help, I'm glad that you have found our website. Select Healthy Mind was created to act as a bridge to help lead you over to the other side away from these problems to a brighter more satisfying future. I invite you to take that first step on that journey forward and to let the process of healing finally begin..
Please read on to discover how I aim to help you ‘regain control of your life’ …
Select Healthy Mind Ltd was founded in 2013 by Clinical Director, Psychologist and Senior Psychotherapist Barbara Paczkowska MSc. CBT, BSc. (Hons) in Psychology. Qualified CBT Therapist (BABCP Full Accreditation) & EMDR Therapist (EMDR UK & Ireland Full Accreditation). Honours member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
The Practice found it’s home in Windsor and has since developed into a highly respected and renowned family orientated clinic after Barbara was joined by her daughter Joanna Prior Msc. Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, BSc., Pg. Certificate, Pg. Diploma, MBACP Registered Member …just a few years later.
Together they operate as a dedicated, qualified team of professional Psychotherapists each bringing with them differing but complimentary skills and experience seeking to treat adults, children and adolescents using a variety of individually tailored therapies - all proven very effective in alleviating a host of personal, emotional and complex psychological conditions. Joanna is not currently not practicing in the U.K as she is working in mainland Europe, but remains heavily involved in her role as Consultant Director . Her experience, knowledge and training - particularly involving therapy working with children and adolescents is essential and a critical factor in helping ‘Select’ remain at the forefront of therapeutic care.
We have produced a comprehensive FAQ sheet that aims to provide answers to some more commonly asked questions regarding ‘Select Healthy Mind Therapy’ and our delivery of service. Please take some time to click here to read more
We know that seeking the correct form of therapy to fit your own needs can be a little confusing and that’s why we invite our client’s to feel free to contact us directly to discuss their concerns rather that trying to trawl through lots of information trying to work it out for themselves but below we have produced a short guide detailing any conditions or issues that you may feel of concern to you just so you can get an idea If you are worried and need help please do not hesitate to contact useither by telephone by calling/or text messaging Barbara on 07514071824. You can also contact us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our contact formand we will respond to your queries as soon as possible.
You may feel that your particular worries do not appear on the list of conditions outlined below or very differ slightly - do not worry, please contact us and we can discuss it and if necessary point you in the right direction.
We are approved to work through most insurance providers such as:
It’s often a very good idea to use your private healthcare insurance to pay for your therapy, the first step in that process is to contact your personal private medical insurance company and check that your policy covers you to receive clinical therapy. Most will agree to cover costs for an initial eight to ten therapy sessions and later extend this depending on progress made in treatment.
To qualify for some cover you may need a referral from your G.P. depending on the terms outlined in your individual policy but this isn’t always necessary so please ask your Insurer first.
Most times your provider will contact us for you if you supply them with the provider name listed in boxes below or they may provide you with a ‘pre-authorisation code’, which you can simply pass to us when treatment begins. We will then invoice them direct to fund your treatment so that worry will be taken off of your hands.
An increasing number of larger organizations provide an Employee Assistance Programme (E.A.P) For their staff.
Ask your personnel department if they will refer you through their own insurers.
Certain therapies are more effective than others at treating different conditions. We would discuss which is the most appropriate to you.
We are committed to providing you with a safe, confidential space to talk, explore, heal and grow. Our therapists will help you to understand your areas of difficulty, gain relief from present symptoms and develop resources to cope in the future.
We believe in a mind-body connection so that improvements in psychological well-being translate into physical vitality. The benefits of our psychotherapy include self-insight, inner fulfilment, raised self-esteem, a positive outlook and improved relationships.
Select below for further information on each therapy we offer
Select Healthy Mind practitioners are extensively trained and have gained qualifications and accreditations within the UK's most respected academic institutions. Combined they have garnered years of experience working within the NHS and private practice. They are fully registered and hold accreditations with one or more of the following (abiding with their carefully monitored codes of practice):
The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
100% confidential treatment carried out in a safe, discreet and friendly environment.
Accredited therapists who offer tailored treatment plans that set out achievable and realistic goals.
Discounts may beavailable for any therapy that requires more than 15 sessions.
Issues & Conditions treated
at Select Healthy Mind
Our work covers a huge spectrum of psychological issues, from minor to complex…and we work to treat a wide variety of conditions, both long-standing and recent onset.
Typical presenting issues are stress, anxiety, relationship problems, anger-management, depression and sexual problems. Often several issues will be present at the same time.
Therapists are able to work with the majority of conditions; however, psychiatry may be more appropriate initially for conditions such as psychosis, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia and serious drug addiction and eating disorders.
Specific Psychological Conditions requiring Therapy
If you have a moment please click on the tabs below to read further regarding any current conditions or issues that you may feel concern you. If you believe we may be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact us either by telephone by calling/texting Barbara on 07514071824.You can also contact us directly by email at email@example.com or by using the online contact form below…so that we may talk further contact form
If you feel that your particular worries do not appear below or even differ slightly, please also feel free to contact us, as we can discuss this and if necessary I can direct you to another professional that works in the field that may offer more assistance.
Currently we are available to offer treatment and help for the following conditions*
* Please remember that issues with which psychotherapists discuss with their clients fall into a broad range of categories and the above information is only intended to be used as a guide to help you narrow down your individual concerns. Many symptoms may or may not relate to you personally. Please don’t be put off by the nature of the medical descriptions. We will discuss your own worries and concerns in our initial discussions.
or by using the online contact form below and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
You can also call/text Barbara on 07514071824 (to arrange an initial assessment for online or ‘Face to Face Therapy.’
There are currently two services available at Select Healthy Mind Ltd
‘Individual Adult Therapy’ and ‘Individual Child/Adolescent Therapy (under 16)’
Please download the appropriate version on the right, read it through then if you agree to the terms outlined - please sign it and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also print out a physical copy, fill it in by by hand and give it to your ‘Select’ therapist before
your assessment session.
The contract outlines our current fees, confidentiality agreement and terms.
*The contract must be signed prior to our first meeting for inline with out professional indemnity cover.
During your initial consultation your Select therapist will explore your current issues, enquire about background history and establish the focus of therapy.
When you first contact us, it is useful if you highlight the issues you need help with, so we can best match you with the most suitable therapist.
All sessions are between 50-60 mins in length as 10 mins of your hour can be given over to session preparation/admin and to complete notes.
After the initial consultation both client and therapist feel happy that therapy is likely to be of benefit then we will make a commitment to engage in treatment. Therapy sessions are usually weekly and are fifty minutes to an hour in length. Insurers often ask for a therapist report after a set number of sessions which we are happy to provide.
If you have self-referred the cost for each session will be £90. Therapy funded by Insurance cover will be invoiced to your Insurance Company directly. Please note that any correspondence, documents, letters or emails requested and agreed to be written for use outside of regular therapy sessions will be charged with an administration starting at £50 but agreed mutually.
As stated, the initial consultation fee is payable up front and subsequent session fees are payable at the end of the consultation.
We are able to accept payment by card, cash or through bank transfer.
account name: SELECT HEALTHY MIND LTD
sort code is 20-45-45
account no.: 00686360
Please give at least 48 hours* prior notice to cancel any appointments that you are unable to attend in order not to avoid a charge. Cancellations within 48 hours* of will be charged at 50% of the agreed rate. Cancellations within 24 hours* of must be paid in full as it leaves your therapist unable to offer the time slot to another client.
Current hourly fee for ‘Individual Adult Therapy’ is £90 per session
(Please download contract above)
Current hourly fee for ‘Child/Adolescent Therapy’ is £90 per session
If you are thinking about therapy, there’s no time like the present to get started. Once you have spoken to a therapist you have engaged in the process of healing and the very commitment to talk to a professional to seek help is the first step in finding a way to move forward.
We provide availability with therapists specifically suited to your needs.
Take tha first step in finding a way to move forward and let the process of healing begin.
Select Healthy Mind Psychotherapy Practice
Are you looking for help that is expert, confidential and tailored to your needs? At Select Healthy Mind we are able to offer private therapy to individuals, whether they are adults, children or adolescents in our quiet, private rooms. Self-referrals are welcome, or you may be referred by your G.P., psychiatrist or other health care provider.
In our experience, the most common reasons for seeking help are stress, anxiety, relationship problems, anger-management, depression and sexual issues, though our therapists work with a full spectrum of difficulties.
Fully accredited, Select therapists boast several years of medical experience and provide comprehensive assessments and full treatment plans.