Assessment and Therapy
An assessment is the first step in reaching a psychological understanding of a person’s difficulties and experiences and to determine which type of therapy, if any, might be most suitable. This usually takes between one and three sessions. You may request a written (non-legal) psychological assessment report. All assessments are linked with future recommendations.
Following assessment, a course of therapy may be offered. Brief and longer-term therapies are available. Length of therapy is collaboratively negotiated between therapist and client. Sessions are usually on a weekly basis, but may be arranged fortnightly or less frequently in certain circumstances.
I am an integrative practitioner, which means I tailors the therapeutic approach based on your individual needs and preferences.
I am trained in trained in a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Mindfulness; Systemic and Solution Focused Therapies.
Such approaches can help you to better understand your emotions; identify and challenge unhelpful thinking and behaviour; offer alternatives to restricted patterns of relating to others (and yourself), and foster increased self-compassion and acceptance in your life.
If you would like to know more please get in touch.