FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy
Improving Minds   Improving You

What can I expect during therapy?

CBT places great emphasis on therapy being a 'collaboration' between client and therapist.

We will work together to identify symptoms, disorders, maintaining factors and appropriate treatment interventions to help improve both mental and physical wellbeing. There is an expectation that any identified learning opportunities during session are tested out and reflected on outside of therapy as this learning will provide focus for treatment direction.

How will I know if therapy is right for me?

You will be offered a free initial telephone consultation before deciding to start therapy. The consultation lasts for approximately 20 minutes and gives you the opportunity to discuss your needs and ask any questions you may have about engaging within therapy. It can also determine whether CBT is the right treatment approach for you. 

Is my therapy confidential?

 

Yes. Everything discussed during your therapy session is confidential. However there maybe occasions when I may have to break confidentiality, such as speaking with your GP if it became evident you were at risk of harming yourself or another person. Confidentiality is discussed and agreed at the start of your treatment and forms part of our therapy contract. As a BABCP accredited psychotherapist there is an expectation that I attend regular supervision sessions in order to monitor my skills and practice. Please be assured that should your treatment be discussed during supervision your identity will remain confidential.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on the severity of difficulties brought to therapy as well as your engagement in therapy and the completion of homework tasks. Each disorder has a recommended number of sessions but generally the number of sessions can be between 8 and 20.

What is the cost of a therapy session?

 

Therapy sessions cost £60 for a 50 minute session.

(Please note that home visits will incur an additional charge).

Company referrals can often involve a higher fee due to the additional administration involved.

 

Please see payment page for further information.