You can now choose to have your therapy online rather than a face to face basis if you need more flexibility with appointments.
Many differnet online platforms can be used. We aim to be flexible and use the platform of your choice, this can be Zoom, Teams, Skype or Doxy.me. We will send you the link to access the virtual waiting room at the time of your appointment and Kelly-Anne will connect with you from there. All you need to do is ensure your computer or smartphone that you are calling from has a stable internet connection, a webcam and a microphone installed.
Therapy can also take place via telephone. Please state which you would prefer within your enquiry.
Therapy usually takes place with your therapist once a week or every fortnight. If CBT is recommended a typical course of treatment usually lasts for between 8 and 20 sessions, with each session lasting 50-60 minutes. The amount of sessions required can be estimated after your assessment session.
Therapy starts with an in-depth assessment which is usually spread over one or two sessions, this allows a shared understanding to be built with your therapist of the development and maintenance of your problem. During the sessions, you will work collaboratively with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts; such as your thoughts, physical symptoms, feelings and actions/behaviours. With your therapist you will analyse these areas to work out if they are unrealistic or unhelpful and to determine the effect they have on each other and you. Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
After working out what you can change, your therapist will help you to learn skills and techniques which you will practice during the session and also between sessions as a home task. This will then be discussed how you got on with the task at the next session.
The aim of therapy is to teach you to become your own therapist, allowing you to continue to apply the skills which you have learnt during treatment after your course of treatment ends.
Online therapy sessions are priced at £85 per session. .