Accepting New Patients Today
Accepting New Patients Today
This session is focused on gaining a shared understanding of your difficulties. Together you and your therapist will consider both current and historical factors that might be contributing to your distress. Together, you will work towards establishing your therapy goals and your therapist will create a bespoke plan for treatment using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
It is common for people to feel nervous and apprehensive about accessing psychological therapy, often wondering if it is necessary or if it will help. If you feel stuck, lost, distressed or even confused, accessing therapy will help you to make sense of what you are feeling and why. Once we understand your experience, we can work towards implementing change. The focus in therapy is to improve the quality of your life outside of the session.
CBT enables you to become aware of how your thoughts and behaviours affect how you feel. We will help to equip you with a set of tools you can use for the rest of your life to manage any psychological distress. Our mission is to enable you to become your own therapist. This will involve pro-actively intercepting unhelpful behavioural and cognitive habits, whilst working towards implementing new healthier ways of living that will help you now and in the future.
CBT is an evidence based treatment and has shown to be clinically effective in treating anxiety and depressive disorders. If after your initial assessment, CBT is not seen to be the most suitable treatment for you, your therapist will endeavour to signpost or refer you onto another service/therapist who will be able to help you.
CBT is our preferred method of therapy given its evidence base and effectiveness. However, we realise that not everyone will be suited to CBT and therefore, we do offer alternative types of therapy such as person centred and psychodynamic counselling. If you have a preference, do let us know.
One of the most important ingredients to good outcomes through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the “fit” between a person and their therapist. If you feel that the connection between you and your therapist isn’t a good fit, you are welcome to have an assessment with another therapist within our team at a reduced cost of £45.00 instead of £85.00.
We will always tailor treatment to your individual needs. If having CBT, together (you and your therapist) will draw a visual diagram illustrating what is keeping you stuck within your difficulties. This diagram will reflect how your thoughts and behaviours influence how you feel. Once we have a shared understanding of your difficulty, this diagram will become your map for treatment. Therapy will likely incorporate a combination of ‘talking and doing’. We try to make our sessions as creative and interactive as possible.
Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost £79.00. Patient choice is very important to us and you will never be pressured into having therapy following your consultation. We will provide you with our expert recommendation based on your assessment and allow you space to think about your options.
Yes, we offer CBT and counselling to children.