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Assessment and Treatment for Individual Clients

At the start of therapy we will need to conduct a detailed assessment of your difficulties. This will usually take between one to two sessions depending on the problem and this will then enable us to decide upon the best course of therapeutic action for you. The therapies offered vary depending on the objective and what you, as the client, believe your needs are.

The number and frequency of sessions will be discussed at the assessment and each session lasts 50 minutes. All sessions will be confidential and no information will be disclosed to third parties unless you have given your consent. The only time this will not apply is if you are at risk to yourself or to others. In these circumstances I am obliged to speak to a third party but will endeavour to act with your permission and discuss the matter with you first.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a 'short term' therapy, usually requiring no more than between ten to twenty sessions, where the therapist and client work collaboratively in an active and directive manner. It focuses on changing maladaptive thoughts, feelings and behaviours to bring about change and has an extensive clinically-proven evidence base for a number of psychological problems (e.g. anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, etc).