You can expect regular sessions with the same person. During sessions you will work together to help you reach your goals. From sessions you will develop ideas for things you can try outside your sessions – putting things into practice between sessions will be an important part of therapy.
You will be expected to attend your sessions and to let us know in advance if, for any reason, you are unable to attend. If you have to miss the occasional appointment (e.g. if you are unwell, have childcare problems), then we should be able to rearrange this for you. However, if two appointments are missed or cancelled, then treatment may have to stop and you will have to start the process again.
The psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs) and therapists in the service are all trained to deliver evidence-based psychological therapies. They are from a variety of different professional backgrounds including clinical psychology, counselling psychology and nursing, and have undertaken extensive professional training. They abide by professional codes of conduct and are accountable to their professional bodies. All therapists receive regular supervision.
We are a teaching institution and as such, there may be occasions where a trainee will observe, listen to (if over the phone), or record your appointment for training purposes. If for any reason you do not wish this to happen, please let us know. Your decision will be fully respected and will not affect your treatment in any way.