What will happen in therapy?

The first session is the assessment phase. This means that the session is generally dedicated to exploring the troubling issues that brought you to therapy. The second and subsequent sessions use evidence based talking therapy methods tailored to the client's needs. 


How do I know if therapy would be good for me?

You might be feeling as though you're not coping as well as you'd like to and even the day to day challenges are becoming more difficult. Some people find that their difficulites are negatively impacting on their sleep, appetite, relationships with others, work functioning, or general happiness. 


How will therapy help me?

Talking therapy is a way to firstly identify the areas that are most troublesome and second, develop new skills to manage and cope in a more helpful way. 


How long does therapy take?

The length of time can vary depending on how many areas you would like addressed. Some clients find that 4 to 6 sessions are enough to help them manage better. Others find that 6 to 12 sessions fit their needs better. Each session lasts 1 hour and is generally once a week. 


I'm too anxious to make the first step to start therapy. How do I move forward?

Send me a message on the 'contact' tab and I can phone you to discuss options. You can also talk with your GP about how you are feeling. 


I am in crisis and worried I may do something to harm myself. What should I do? 

If you or someone else you know is at risk of harming themselves, immediately phone the emergency services on 111 or your local Crisis Team (CATT). Alternativley you could make your way directly to the closest Accident & Emergency Department.