If you decide you want to continue working with me, the treatment approach we use will depend on the assessment. I often use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as this is recommended for many difficulties. CBT involves understanding the cycles that exist between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Once we have made these links it is possible to see how our thoughts affect how we feel and how we cope with them by using certain behaviours. Sometimes these behaviours seem like the only way to cope but they are unhelpful in the long-term and often inadvertently keep problems going. I often integrate therapy with other models (especially schema therapy, EMDR, DBT and compassion-based approaches) and these will be discussed with you.
Therapy sessions are usually weekly (particularly at the start of therapy) and last for an hour. They are collaborative (in other words we work together to understand your difficulties and find ways to help). There is usually work to be done between the sessions in order to make the most of the work in the session.