Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen at the first session?

Your first session is an opportunity to discuss your current problems and how they are affecting your everyday life. We will also discuss your history, personal circumstances, needs and wishes and any other relevant issues. From this initial discussion we will be able explore the possible factors which may have led to the development of your present problems. This information will be then used to develop an individualised treatment plan.

What can I expect from psychological therapy?

Your treatment plan will be unique to you it will help you to understand and find ways in which manage your symptoms and reduce psychological distress. This in turn will help you to improve and promote your psychological well-being.

How many sessions will I need?

Length of therapy is dependent upon nature of the difficulties you are experiencing and your individual needs. In general, most people attend for between 6 and 12 sessions.

How long is each session?

Each session will last for 60 minutes.

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most frequently applied psychotherapeutic approaches. CBT takes the view that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked. By focussing on what is occurring in the present CBT facilitates the individual to make step by step changes in their thinking and behaviour. CBT has been shown to be effective in a wide range of problems i.e. depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and phobias.

What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy allows the individual to explore their current difficulties in relation to their past experiences in a way that helps the individual to understand their current emotions and thoughts and thereby offers insight into relationships.

What is Integrative Therapy?

An Integrative approach to therapy draws upon a number of psychotherapeutic approaches and utilises them to create a therapeutic approach that fits your own experience.