FAQs

What if I can't keep myself safe?

If you are actively suicidal, our service will not be appropriate. If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate medical assistance.

Go to any hospital A&E Department (sometimes known as the emergency department)

Call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you can't get to A&E

Ask someone else to contact 999 for you or take you to A&E immediately

If you need some support right now, but don't want to go to A&E, here are some other options for you to try:

Contact your GP for an emergency appointment or the out of hours team

Call NHS 111 (England) or Contact your local crisis team

Visit the below website about reliable information about various support services available

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyoungpeople/youngpeople/ucancope.aspx

You can contact us by telephone or by email. We use a business mobile phone for our work. If we are working with a client, we will be unable to answer but you can leave a private message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Assessment

The assessment session is designed to discuss your difficulties and help you decide if this is the right therapy for you. If you decide to go ahead with therapy we can agree your goals, a treatment plan and an indicative number of sessions.

Please remember that you are under no obligation to continue treatment and should you wish, I can also recommend other therapists or services for you to access.

Should you choose to continue your treatment we would then schedule in further appointments.

 

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on the complexity of your difficulties, how long you have been experiencing them and the pace of our work.

Sometimes 6 sessions are enough. The average amount needed to tackle mild to moderate problems is between 12 and 16 but sometime sit may take a bit longer – if your problem is chronic or complex. You will decide what you want to deal with in the short, medium and long term. 

 

How long are the appointments? 

Appointments will last approximately 50 mins.

 

What happens between the sessions?

To enable you to make a long-lasting change, it is important to engage in what we call ‘in between session work’ or home assignments. This is because it takes time to create new thinking and behavioural patterns and we need to allow the time for you to practice the strategies and skills you will learn about in the course of your therapy. These assignments are collaboratively agreed upon.