Many people wonder what happens during CBT sessions. 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 –
CBT Sessions – Initial Consultation
Duration 90 Minutes
The first time you come for a CBT session 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 and CBT sessions 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 CBT 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.