1. How much does a session cost and how long does it last?
Our prices range from £40 to £60 per hour. Please visit our Team page for details! A session usually lasts one hour, although some clients book longer sessions.
Sessions are booked regularly, usually once a week or fortnightly, at a mutually agreed time.
2. How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the issues you are bringing, how long you’ve been experiencing difficulties and how severely they are impacting on your functioning. Therapy can last several weeks or many months. This will be discussed on your first therapy session and regular reviews are set in place. Most clients average around 20 to 30 sessions.
3. What happens on a first session?
After your therapist takes your relevant personal information, they will discuss confidentiality and its limitations, go through a therapy assessment and sign a therapeutic contract together.
Your therapist may ask you to fill in some outcome measures on a first session and at regular intervals thereafter, which helps them monitor how your symptoms are changing, and how much they are actually helping you.
4. How are referrals made?
Most clients self-refer, but we also also take referrals from GP practices, social workers, community psychiatric nurses, health visitors and other professionals and agencies.
5. How can therapy help?
Therapy can help you by:
- gaining insight into your thinking, emotions and behaviour;
- figuring out how you impact on others and how their behaviour affects you;
- developing more constructive behaviors, e.g. become more assertive /able to stand up for yourself; become less reactive;
- giving you greater insight into your current situation: seeing the bigger picture;
- developing decision-making skills;
- reducing tension/anxiety/depression;
- increasing motivation.
6. How can I get the best out of therapy?
- By being open and honest, saying how you really are feeling.
- By communicating your expectations from therapy in order to make sure they are realistic and achievable.
- By staying with your uncomfortable feelings as they come up during the therapy sessions, learning and taking evidence that you can contain them and they are not too overwhelming.
- If you feel uneasy about any aspect of therapy, spend some time with it on your own and then bring it up in your next session rather than just hope it will go away.
- Feel free to provide feedback about what you find helpful and not so helpful during therapy.
If you have any other questions, send us a message!