Do many people attend psychotherapy?
Yes. Attending psychotherapy or counselling sessions is no longer viewed as a sign of mental illness but rather the normal way of coping with modern life issues.

I am feeling anxious about attending my first session, am I the only one?
You are not alone. The majority of people feel apprehensive or anxious about attending the first session but as they settle they realize they are getting the right support and begin to feel comfortable.

What type of counselling is the best for me?
There are various therapeutic approaches available and they all share one important aspect, which is the development of a good therapeutic alliance. This means that you need to feel comfortable with your therapist and that is the right type of counselling you need.

Is your practice regulated?
Yes, my practice is regulated and supported by two supervisors who one of which is a chartered senior clinical and counselling psychologist and supervisor and the other besides being my supervisor, she is a trainer, educator, writer, and UKCP registered psychotherapist.

How many sessions will I need?
The length of sessions vary from client to client. The therapists have ethical responsibility to keep the client for no longer than necessary.

Can I terminate therapy at any point?
Yes, you can.

How long does the session last?
Each session lasts 60 minutes.

What does confidentiality mean?
It means the Westminster Psychotherapy Ltd cannot discuss with anyone (including your GP) anything you disclose without your consent. The Westminster Psychotherapy Ltd does not keep electronic records with client details.

How will it help me?
As you know we are all unique and for everyone work something different. For instance clients who like structure and organisation may welcome simple cognitive behavioural methods to relief their symptoms. On the other hand, other clients may feel confused and may want to self-explore deeper levels of themselves in order to understand the causes of what makes them feel, think and behave the way they do and here exploration, advice and clarifications may be helpful. 

Last updated: March 13, 2016 at 17:37 pm