Length of sessions
Each session is 50 minutes.
Frequency of sessions
We usually see people weekly to help gain momentum in therapy. However, the frequency of sessions can be flexible
to suit your needs.
Type of Therapy
We are able to offer a range of therapy approaches including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy,
Compassionate Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
and ‘third wave’ behavioural approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based
Cognitive Therapy/Stress Reduction. (MBCT/MBSR)
When working with individuals we draw upon the therapy approach[es] that we feel would benefit you most. This decision
is based upon the current evidence base, clinical experience as well as your preference, if you indeed have a preference.
Therapy is usually a combination of exploration and learning coping strategies to manage challenges. However therapy
can be more or less focussed on either of these depending on what would be most beneficial for you.
Total number of sessions
We do not have a minimum number of sessions policy. The total number of sessions can be agreed between yourself and your therapist at the beginning of therapy. It is helpful for yourself and your therapist to review the therapy at around session six.
This provides a good opportunity to reflect upon therapy progress, what to focus on in the remaining sessions
and agree a target regarding the remaining total number of sessions.
Alternatively some individuals prefer therapy on a longer term basis in which case the total number of sessions does not
need to be agreed upon at the beginning of therapy, although it can still be helpful to review the therapy at various intervals.