1st  paid session:

  • Assessment and information gathering- enabling you to explain why you have made the appointment and what you want from counselling
  • Setting goals.
  • Discussion of what counselling approach will be best for you and the issues you are bringing. You will be fully involved in every decision made in the counselling process.

Subsequent sessions:

  • All sessions last 50 minutes and you will be encouraged to work alongside the therapist to bring about the desired outcomes. For better outcomes these goals are best worked on both inside and outside the sessions.
  • A review takes place every 6 sessions in order to make sure your needs are being met.
  • Where possible, the counsellor will work to a time- limited method involving 6 sessions spaced weekly. This, however is only a guideline and depends on the presenting issues and progress being made. Long term interventions are offered where appropriate.
  • Your specific requirements will always be considered and tried to be met where possible such as flexible appointment times and spacing to fit in with your needs at the time.

 CBT sessions may consist of a number of activities including :

  • coping skills
  • assessments
  • relaxation
  • challenging certain thoughts
  • thought stopping
  • homework

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBT sessions may consist of a number of activities including :

  • coping skills
  • assessments
  • relaxation
  • challenging certain thoughts
  • thought stopping
  • homework