Face-to-face sessions

As I mentioned it on the Home page, studies have shown that therapy can be just as much effective online and over the telephone as in person. Some individuals prefer therapy face-to-face and some individuals choose to have therapy online or over the telephone. It depends on what you feel comfortable with.

Therapy in person has the advantage of you and me being present in the same room, and not depending on network and internet connections.

One difference between these therapeutic forms is that during face-to-face therapy, I can hand out certain questionnaires, informative leaflets or different tasks that require a physical material that you may not necessarily have (e.g. in art therapy), while during therapy online or over the telephone, these questionnaires and leaflets are ‘handed out’ electronically.

During the first session, I usually explain the nature of therapy and may provide a document that explains some important information that are good to know (e.g. about confidentiality and privacy policy), then we usually complete an assessment together. This helps me understand your situation and it also helps us to set the right goals, which is usually the next step. During the next sessions, we could also use facilitating therapeutic tools to ‘start off’ a session if needed (e.g. if someone is anxious or prefers me to ‘start off’ a session), to measure the effectiveness of therapy, and to get closer to a desired goal. We may also use questionnaires.

 

Please note, I offer face-to-face sessions in medical centres. These medical centres can be found in multiple locations (e.g., Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre – ST2 0EU; Tunstall Primary Care Centre – ST6 6BE; Blythe Bridge Health Centre – ST11 9NT). Once we found a suitable location, we could look at their room availability together to find an appointment time and date that would be suitable for both of us. In general, medical centres are usually accessible for wheelchair users as well, but please notify me about your needs in advance, so that I could confirm it to you.

If you want to know more about therapy online or over the telephone, please click here. You can also find general information at the FAQ section.