Tinnitus E-Programme

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CBT for Tinnitus, Stress & Anxiety (Individual)

The individual programme comprises up to 15 hours of 1-1 individual therapy support. The 15 hours of support is based on 10 x 90 minute appointments using Zoom. There may be some shorter appointments, and if this happens, you can “bank” the time. In addition to our appointments, there is supporting content you’ll have access to, relaxation logs to complete, and a weekly SITREP to send, particularly for the weeks that we don’t have a 1-1 appointment.

Before you commit to the individual programme

Begin by sending in your initial measures. These comprise the following:

When a first appointment is used as an "assessment", most of the appointment is taken up completing measures and finding out about your history. By completing these online before a first appointment is a much better use of time, rather than using up an appointment to do them.

There are also Impact Statements to complete. These give me a really good sense of how you are:

Before committing to 1-1 individual therapy

  • Please consider enrolling on the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme. You can read the reviews
  • Visit the course site: https://courses.tinnituseprogram.org
  • The cost is significantly less than 1-1 individual therapy
  • Enrolment is with either one, two or three 1-1 appointments, the first of which is once you reach Stage 4.

Your first appointment

I will email you a link to pay securely using Stripe. There are two options:
  1. Book a Consultation (£175) allowing a decision to commit to individual therapy until after your first appointment. Payment should be made no later than 24 hours before your arranged appointment.
  2. Pay for your programme (£1495) and use one of the ten appointments. Payment should be made no later than 24 hours before your arranged appointment. You will be sent a link to access CBT for Tinnitus & Anxiety (Ind) 1 - the first block of supporting content.

Subsequent appointments

Your ten appointments need to be used wisely and will be at different intervals for different people, depending on need. Most commonly, they are 2 weeks apart at the beginning. In the weeks between appointments, you still report in weekly with a SITREP – a pre-agreed day where you email how you are, and the progress you have made that week.

Supporting content

The supporting content is invaluable. It is provided in blocks of content, accessed through the same platform that hosts the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme. When you receive access to it, pertains to where you are in the process at any given time.  

What happens if I run out of appointments?

The aim is to complete your programme in 18-24 weeks when you start out with a category 4 or 5 Tinnitus Functional Index. Appointments are likely to be at 2 week intervals to begin with, extended to being at 3 and then 4 week intervals. Provided you have your appointments at the recommended intervals, use the logs, CBT tools and SITREPs, it is unlikely that you will exceed the 15 hours of individual 1-1 time.

There is the fall-back of paying for additional appointments at the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme reduced rate for add-on appointments: £120 for one appointment or £340 for three, but just as with the E-Programme, additional 1-1 appointment time is rarely needed.  

Useful links

There is a lot of information on this website. Here are links to some of the most relevant information:

Limited places

Places on the individual programme are necessarily limited, and I do not run a “waiting list”. After nearly 20 years of witnessing the aftermath of patients being on long waiting lists when I was working in the NHS, it is my view that waiting lists are soul destroying for people who are highly distressed, and time-served on a waiting list only exacerbates anxiety, stress and distress.
When I am unable to take on new patients to the individual programme, I urge anyone to re-consider the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme: https://courses.tinnituseprogram.org  

Debbie Featherstone MSc
Hearing Therapy | Psychotherapy | CBT Specialist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Tinnitus

April 2024

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