Do I need therapy?
Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. While you may have been able to cope with the challenges you’ve encountered, it’s always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. In fact, when you realize you need a helping hand, you’re taking responsibility admirably by facing the challenges you encounter in life. Therapy will give you long - term benefits and the tools you need to overcome whatever difficulties you encounter.
How can therapy help me?
People from all different walks of life may seek psychology services at some stage in their lives. This can be a very empowering experience as it can help you face and address any issues you have. You may also consider therapy, not because of any specific problem, but for personal growth and development. By applying therapy techniques, therapists can provide different perspectives on complicated problems or even guide you to a solution.
What happens during therapy?
Therapy may be different depending on the goals for therapy and the needs of the person. Typically speaking, we will discuss the things that are currently happening in your life, things that happened in the past that are relevant to your issue, and review the gains we’ve had from the previous session.
How long are sessions for?
Sessions are for 50minutes.
The CBT techniques used can range from regular, repeated, intense sessions to brief intervention and counselling, depending on the needs of particular individuals. In comparison with other psychotherapies, treatment is brief, highly structured, and problem orientated. Clients are active collaborators. (NICE, 2002).
Will our conversations remain confidential?
Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What you discuss in a session will not be shared with anyone else. By law, your therapist can’t release this information without your written consent, except in the following situations:
- The therapist suspects there is past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults or elders.
- The therapist suspects the client is in danger of harming themselves or has threated to harm another person.
What are the different options for accessing therapy?
Face-to-face therapy sessions are for 50 minutes. Our clinic is based at the Cambridge Health and Community Centre, 22A Taylor Street, Cambridge 3434.
Telepone sessions are for 50 minutes and may be suitable for clients who have difficulty attending sessions.
Online therapy involves the use of email and SKYPE. Some clients find that they can express themselves better by writing than talking. It may also be sutiable for clients who may have difficulty attending sessions and/or using the telephone to have therapy sessions.