Frequently Asked Questions about Therapy

How many sessions will be needed?

After an initial consultation, I will be able to give you an indication of my first thoughts about how many sessions may be needed. However, it is impossible to be precise about this. Intervention can at times be fairly short term or continue for up to a year or longer.

 

How often will you meet?

In most cases, I meet with children weekly, at the same time and in the same place, as this is therapeutically beneficial.

 

Do you see children at home?

No. It is best for children to see a counsellor or therapist away from home, in a neutral place. Occasionally it may be possible to see children in a room at their school. Alternately I have therapy rooms in Borehamwood and access to rooms at other locations in the area.

 

How long do sessions last?

Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

 

Will you tell parents and carers what you talk about in the sessions?

In the sessions I aim to develop a sense of trust, so that children are free to explore their feelings. For this reason, I do not give detailed feedback about what is said in the sessions. I may give broad feedback about mood and themes that arise in sessions.

 

From time to time where appropriate, I will arrange to meet with parents and carers to discuss the child’s progress.

 

Will you tell other people about the therapy?

At the initial consultation I will discuss whether it would be helpful to talk to anyone else about my involvement, and will not contact others without permission. However, if welfare concerns (regarding any young person) are brought to light during the session, I will forward them to the appropriate safeguarding authority.

 

What should I do next?

If you would like to talk to me to discuss whether I may be able to help, either send me an email and I will contact you or telephone me on: 07824 833386.

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