At Behavioural Freedom, the process by which I plan your sessions is as individual as you and the issues you come to me about but here is an idea of what you can expect during your time with me –
Initial Consultation – Duration 90 Minutes
The first time you come and see me is a chance for us to get to know each other. I will ask you the right questions so I can clearly understand what your particular issues are, we will discuss your relevant medical history and most importantly what you’d like to get out of our time together.
That information allows me to put together a relevant, coherent plan of action that suits you and will set you on your path to behavioural freedom.
I find that a lot of my clients, after the consultation, feel like a weight has been lifted. It’s unlikely your issue will be resolved so early but you will know that you have started on a path towards being able to picture social interactions and dramatically improved personal and professional relationships free of the worries that have blighted your life up to now.
Your Sessions – Duration 60 Minutes
During your initial consultation session, I’ll have an idea of how many sessions I think it will take to free you from your unwanted behaviour. Please bear in mind that there are a number of factors that will influence how many sessions you’ll need including the nature and severity of your issue, the external factors affecting your life and how ready you are to embrace change.
Most issues can be completely resolved after 4-6 sessions, some take longer and some will be quicker but I will review where you are at regular intervals.
In order to keep momentum up, weekly sessions are most common but I will fit the sessions around your lifestyle. All I ask of you is a commitment to attend your appointments and for the motivation and desire to change.
At the point where you feel you have your issues under control and I have taught you how to manage what was once controlling your life, you stop coming to your sessions but I remain available to you for as long as you need me.
Your Relationship with Your Therapist
At the same time I am evaluating you and how best to resolve your issues, you get the opportunity to evaluate me. It’s your chance to see if we fit. We will be discussing some deeply personal matters and an open, trusted relationship between you and I is a vital component of the effectiveness of your therapy.
I accept cash, cheques and BACS payment but unfortunately I can’t accept credit or debit cards.
If you have to cancel a session for whatever reason, I ask for at least 48 hours’ notice. This allows me to schedule a client in your vacated timeslot.
A cancellation inside of 48 hours prior to your appointment will be charged for.
To reschedule a missed appointment, simply contact me and wherever possible I will endeavour to fit you in at your preferred time.
Your therapy is 100% confidential and I am bound by and a signatory to a set of ethics. I will never discuss or refer to your therapy with a third party unless it was relevant in certain circumstances and not without your express permission.
There are certain legal exceptions, including where I deem there to be a risk of harm to a specific individual or if you have broken any laws.