Therapy for adults

Therapy for adults

Therapy can be embarked on for a number of different reasons and it is not only for people struggling with mental disorders.  Therapy could be useful in a number of cases. Perhaps you are having difficulty adapting to stressful new life events (such as having a baby or starting a new job) or perhaps you would like to improve your relationships. You may also want to embark on therapy to learn more about yourself and to realize your full potential.

Listed below are some reasons for wanting to engage in therapy:

  • Depression (also Post-natal depression)
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Adjustment difficulties to stressful life events
  • Personal growth
  • Anger
  • Various forms of abuse
  • Low self esteem
  • Fears or phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Behavioural problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar Mood Disorder
  • Personality Disorders

Therapy process

The therapy process includes an initial assessment phase of approximately 3 sessions.  These initial consultations involve gaining a deep understanding of your current difficulties and your reasons for wanting to pursue therapy, as well as your personal history and how it has influenced your life thus far.   A list of questions will also be sent to you to obtain additional information. Another important aspect of the assessment phase is that it will help us to mutually determine if we are a good fit and whether other therapeutic options might be better for you. 

Once the assessment phase is concluded and we both agree to commence with therapy, a treatment plan will be discussed with you, detailing aspects such as the frequency of sessions and the type of therapy that will be best suited to your needs.  Sessions are generally 50 minutes long, unless agreed otherwise.