What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is the treatment of psychological, emotional, or behavior disorders through the communications between the client and a therapist. The goal of therapy is to establish a central relationship of trust in which the client or patient can feel free to express personal thoughts and emotions and thus gain insight into his condition and generally share in the healing power of words. (Britannica)
Will it work for me?
Many people feel a great deal of benefit from psychotherapy, some even after comparatively few meetings. Like any other treatment or life experience, psychotherapy may not be suitable for everyone. Each individual has to make up their own mind about whether therapy is helpful for them. Clinical experience shows that if you are motivated and set yourself realistic goals, psychotherapy is likely to be of benefit.
How long will it take?
The length of treatment will be determined by what you are offered following assessment. Typically, clients will find that 6 – 8 session are required before there is a noticeable change in feelings. Regardless of how long treatment lasts, rest assured that progress is continuously checked by client and therapist.
How often are the sessions?
Most psychotherapy is once weekly or once fortnightly, although sometimes client’s circumstances won’t allow for this, so an alternative arrangement will be made.
How long does each session last?
Individual psychotherapy sessions normally last 50 minutes.
How much does it cost?
Session fees range from 75 .00 – 90.00 Euro.
What benefit should I feel afterwards?
Research has shown that psychotherapy is effective in reducing symptoms, improving relationships and self esteem. However, as each person is an individual it is difficult to generalise at the beginning as to which benefits a person may feel. The exploration and the journey is often as important as the goal.
Does it usually work?
A great deal of research has been done which shows C.B.T to be effective. However, it only works as a catalyst with the person undergoing treatment. This means that in order for therapy to be effective, the “work” is not done to you – but by you and with you.
Can I stop if I feel it’s not working?
It is always possible to leave therapy, though the pressure to remain may seem stressful at times. Some people have to have several “tries” at therapy before they succeed. Talk about your difficulties with the therapist before you decide to stay or leave. Ultimately, if you want to stop, it is up to you.
Do I need a referral letter from my doctor?
All clients can be referred by their doctor, Psychiatrist or can ‘self-refer’.
How do I make an appointment ?
That is easy. Simply email us through this web site and we will contact you today at which point our Senior Psychotherapist Zak Powers will conduct a short telephone assessment to help determine what treatment approach and therapist is best suited to you. We will then do our best to offer you an appointment with 72 hours of your enquiry.
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