QUESTIONS ABOUT THERAPY
Therapy can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking due to the uncertainty regarding the process and being expected to share your heart with a stranger. I understand and appreciate these concerns that is why we have included common questions about therapy and answers based upon our experience over the years.
What will therapy be like?
You may feel in the dark when seeking a therapist and not understand the theoretical approach that is being used. During the first session you can ask the therapist what type of therapy he/ she utilises and how this can help you in your recovery. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is structured and usually starts with agenda setting which sets the structure for treatment and this is created in a collaborative way. You can add a question or concern to the agenda and it will usually entail reviewing the week, reviewing the homework and introducing a psychological strategy such as a behavioural experiment, activity scheduling or cognitive restructuring of unhelpful beliefs. For more information on Cognitive behaviour Therapy you can read our blog post on CBT
How long are sessions?
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
We have a cancellation policy and ask for at least 24 hours notice cancellation otherwise you will be expected to pay the full cost of the session
How often are appointment?
We recommend weekly appointments but do see some clients fortnightly. We are flexible and recognise that you may have a budget which determines the frequency of appointments
Do I pay for sessions before or after the session?
You pay for sessions in advance as this confirms your appointment.