About Therapy

What is therapy?

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing,  painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.

There are many different kinds of therapies, too many to mention here. However, I would strongly advise you look into the different therapies on offer online, see links below.

I am an HPC-registered Dramatherapist and also a member of my professional body the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).

Dramatherapy comes under the broader heading of “Arts Therapies”.

Counselling & Psychotherapy: http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/
Health Professions Council website: http://www.hpc-uk.org/
British Association of Dramatherapists: http://badth.org.uk/

Some Common Questions:

How long does therapy take?
It may continue over several weeks or months. This depends on your individual situation,  and your chosen therapist will discuss this with you before and during your course of sessions.

How long is a session?
Sessions will usually last for fifty minutes to one hour. This can be adapted to your needs and should be discussed with your chosen therapist.

How often will I see my therapist?
Many people see their therapist once a week, but the frequency can vary according to your need and the type of therapy being offered. Before you begin therapy, make sure you ask your therapist about the process they are choosing to follow, so that you know what the plan is from the start.

I am disabled, will that make a difference?
Disability should not make a difference, although adjustments to usual practice can be made, such as when British Sign Language (BSL) signers or interpreters are involved. A number of therapists work with issues of disability and offer details of facilities for disabled clients.

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