FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AN 'INTEGRATIVE THERAPIST'?
An integrative therapist takes the view that there is no single therapeutic approach to suit everyone. Therefore I will bring together elements of different therapies to suit the individual clients needs.
WHERE WILL THERAPY SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
I have a confidential, accessible space in Northampton. I am also able to work within schools at an extra fee.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Each therapy session will take 50 minutes. EMDR sessions will often take longer.
WHAT IS EMDR?
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing is a method of processing traumatic memories using bi-lateral stimulation such as tapping or eye movements side to side. I will use this method in my work if the client agrees and I feel it will be valuable to the process. EMDR sessions come at an additional cost due to the session often taking up to 90 minutes.
EMDR can also be used to enhance Sports Performance. It can help process anxiety and fears surrounding injury, inconsistent performance and disturbing memories. To discuss EMDR for Sports Performance, please contact me for more information using the contact page.
WHAT DOES CONFIDENTIALITY MEAN IN THERAPY?
Confidentiality effectively means keeping things private. If your child is in therapy, they may choose to share whatever he or she likes about the sessions but I will not share any details with you. I am able to share themes of our sessions but not specific details. All our sessions are confidential, and details from these will only be shared with my clinical supervisor.
I will maintain the confidentiality of work, except in cases:
Where the client gives consent for disclosure of information.
Where the law requires disclosure
Where I feel that there is a risk of serious harm to the client or to others
Where a serious crime is disclosed
If acts of terrorism are disclosed
I AM UNSURE WHAT MYSELF OR MY CHILD NEEDS. CAN YOU HELP?
I am happy to have a free initial consultation with you about my services and the needs of you and your family. During this I will explain what I offer, how I may be able to help, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. If I am unable to help you I will try my best to signpost you to another therapist or service.
I AM FEELING WORSE SINCE BEGINNING THERAPY. IS IT NORMAL TO FEEL WORSE BEFORE I FEEL BETTER?
Yes! Therapy will not have an immediate effect and it isn't a magic wand. Exploring difficult issues can be overwhelming and challenging, so bringing these emotions to the surface can naturally make things feel worse initially.
Of course, over time we would expect you to begin to feel better. Have a read of this article to explore this topic further: