Treatment, Confidentiality & Fees
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a time limited intervention, and is considered to obtain a quicker response than some other approaches, such as psychoanalytical/person centred therapy, which is considered a longer term approach to problems and difficulties. The average number of CBT sessions clients' require can be between 10-16 sessions. This may vary depending on the nature of the problem or disorder. However, the aim is for you to have sufficient tools to become your own "therapist" and improve your emotional well being after receiving professional CBT.
Studies suggest that both EMDR and trauma-focused CBT can currently be regarded as effective forms of treatment for adult clients with PTSD/complex traumas. EMDR therapy treatment works using an eight phase treatment protocol . The overall goal of the therapy is for the client to process old traumatic/difficult memories/events and create new more healthier ones to obtain full recovery. With EMDR disturbing memories/events are processed using eye movements, similarly with CBT the client typically goes through imaginal exposure and/or to practice in vivo exposure.
Psychosocial support can be more open-ended intervention that is often agreed in collaboration with the client and therapist taking into consideration a variety of contextual factors surrounding the problem/issue. In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the mental health support starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.
Some of the conditions that are treated using CBT & EMDR are:
·Anxiety disorders including phobias, panic attacks and panic disorder
·Body dysmorphic disorder
. Work stress
·Sexual and relationship problems
·Drug or alcohol abuse
·Chronic (persistent) pain
Confidentiality in therapy is one of the corner stones that the therapeutic relationship is built upon. I will always maintain and respect this unless I am very concerned about your safety or the safety of others. I will always discuss any concerns with you and aim to seek your consent in the hope that you would agree to any further action, understanding that it is your safety and the safety of those around you that is paramount.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/EMDR/Psychosocial Support: £60 per hour
For people on low income I offer an agreed number of sessions at low cost.
Please contact me to discuss.