I understand that seeking therapy for the first time can be daunting for some and you may be wondering what to expect.
Therapy is as individual as you, there is no set protocol as to how a course of therapy should proceed. However, my focus at Cheshire Therapy Room is on providing you with a warm, professional service. I will be there as your guide from the beginning of your journey, through to the end.
TAKING THE FIRST STEP
Whether you choose to contact me directly through my website, via telephone or email, you can be assured that your enquiry will be handled confidentially and with no obligations.
You may have practical questions about appointment times, fees, location or accessibility, which would make the process easier for you.
My website has a lot of information which you may find useful. Alternatively contact me directly with your queries. Whatever your concern, you can rest assured that all communication is handled by me personally and I endeavour to answer your questions promptly to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
An initial appointment will then be arranged. I offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.
At my therapy practice in Congleton, Cheshire, I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore your reasons for therapy. It is my role to support you in your journey and to offer my expertise using hypnosis and a range of psychotherapeutic approaches to help you reach your goal.
Therapy is a collaborative process and our initial session will be about deciding how we can work together in the most efficient and effective way possible.
The initial consultation provides you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. It also allows me to listen and really understand where you are so that together we can formulate a plan to move forward.
Any plans put in place are completely flexible and will be revisited every session to ensure you are getting the most out of your therapy.
My approach to therapy is integrative. This means that as well as hypnotherapy I am also trained in several styles of psychotherapeutic techniques. Depending on what is most appropriate for you, I adopt approaches and techniques from client-centred counselling, CBT, solution focused therapy, transactional analysis, gestalt therapy and psychodynamic approaches.
Be assured that any approach or technique will be mutually agreed. I am not here to tell you how you should feel, what you should do or pass judgement. Therapy is guided by you. I am here for you to offer my expertise as your therapist to help you get you to where you want to be.
I believe therapy should be both cost effective and aimed at achieving long lasting change.
Whilst I may suggest a likely number of sessions, this will depend on both the things you bring to therapy and your individual needs. However, you are under no obligation to attend a minimum number of sessions and likewise if your journey is a longer one, I will support you for as long as this is beneficial to you.
We will review where you are in relation to your goal at each session, planning further work or a suitable end point accordingly.
I look forward to working with you,