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What you need to know about Individual Therapy 

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Your Therapy In a snapshot 

The first session is an initial assessment in which we will discuss your difficulties that led to you seeking therapy at your pace. The goal is for us to build a shared understanding of the presenting problem and the psychological and spiritual factors that may be serving to maintain the problem. From this, clear goals and expectations from therapy are  established. 

Subsequent sessions will involve us mapping out your difficulties utilising evidenced based treatment protocols, breaking unhelpful thinking and behaving patterns and establishing more helpful patterns

Simply put, therapy is actively working our way out of an unhelpful place into a more helpful one. It is active and you will have an active role within your recovery and management of your difficulties. Together we will agree on small weekly achievable tasks that will encourage you to strengthen new learning from your sessions. 

 

 

 

 

Other Frequently Asked Questions
 

How much do sessions cost? 

Therapy sessions cost £90 per hour for all remote sessions and £100 per hour for face to face sessions. 

for self funders, sessions are paid for 24 hours in advance of the appointment. If insurance funded, authorisation codes are required before commencement of therapy sessions. 

How long does a typical session last?

A single session lasts between 50-60 minutes. 

How long is a typical course of therapy?

A typical course of short term therapy is 12 weeks, however you can have as few or as many sessions as you need based on your presenting problem. 

Where will my sessions be held? 

Face to face sessions can be held face to face at the Bay Therapy in Nottingham, West Bridgford. However online sessions utilising video platforms such as zoom and Teams are equally effective, distance is not a barrier. 

How is my confidential information kept?

We take  appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of personal Data. 

What do I do if I feel suicidal outside of sessions?

Suicidal thoughts can be extremely upsetting and bring up feelings of shame, guilt or fear. During those difficult moments, it is crucial to reach out for crisis or emergency support. I urge you to contact the emergency crisis support services with your country. In the UK, the Samaritans provide a free 24/7 support line on 116123 if you need to talk through your feelings however in crisis please call 999. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For local mental health response lines around the country go to :

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

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