Before your therapy begins, you will have an introductory meeting with your counsellor or psychotherapist. During this session, you will be able to speak to her about the issues that have brought you into therapy. Together, you and she will discuss your needs and the kind of therapy that will be best suited to you. If, at the end of this session you want to go ahead, you will be able to book an appointment, usually for the following week.
Let Cavendish Psychotherapy find the right therapy for you
- Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a model of therapy that focuses on exploring the patient’s unconscious as a way to understand feelings and behaviours. It is a longer term therapy, which can last from six sessions to several years, depending upon the individual’s needs.
The Cavendish Psychotherapy Psychotherapists have worked with many patients on a long term basis in order to help them understand their emotional processes better through in depth exploration of their experiences.
- Individual Therapy: Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapy (CAT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy or ‘CAT’ is a time limited model of therapy, usually 16-24 weeks that focuses upon patterns of behaviour that are constantly repeated by a person to their detriment. These patterns are usually developed in childhood as a way of coping with emotional difficulties and deprivations and to protect the individual from emotional hurt. Often they were helpful in the past but are now ineffective and serve to hinder healthy emotional development.
- Individual Therapy: Focused, Short Term Therapy
Focused therapy works on a specific issue that is currently affecting the individual. Short term therapy can work very well for mild depression, stress, anxiety, or a specific relationship or work related issue. A Cavendish therapist will work with the individual for a minimum of six weeks.
- Couples Counselling
For couples counselling and adult family counselling see our separate pages
- Online Therapy and Counselling or Traditional Psychotherapy?
Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, e-counselling, tele-therapy or cyber-counselling is becoming a popular tool in therapy counselling. With busy modern and even international lives, it is sometimes difficult to attend a regular session at the therapist’s clinic and yet it is important to maintain regular contact in order to keep the therapy moving forward and allow the client to know that the support is there.
It is important to note that online therapy is not a replacement for traditional psychotherapy, however, used in conjunction with traditional face to face therapy is can be a vital tool in the continuation and flow of the therapeutic process. As with the more usual image of therapy, the client and therapist would meet at a prearranged time for the 50 min therapy session. The environment that the therapist would meet the client would, like the therapy room, be confidential and private. The Cavendish Psychotherapy psychotherapists can offer online counselling via Skype for occasions when the client is unable to attend their usual session.
To discuss these or any other types of therapy or counselling please take the first step and contact us.