Sessions provide clients a space to talk and reflect on a range of things - usually things that are occupying them at that time. Examples include past memories, current life issues, recent conversations, relationships, dreams, images, feelings, thoughts and wishes.
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. Sessions take place at the same time, and the same day each week. Session frequencies vary from once a week, to the possibility of greater frequency of multiple sessions a week. This depends on the clinical needs of each individual, and can be explored and agreed together between client and therapist.
It is difficult to comment about the length of therapy as this varies, and there is no pre agreed criteria. Some people may derive valuable benefit from a shorter period of time, for example to help them deal with a specific issue. While others who are interested in deeper, long-term changes may engage in therapy for a very long time. Engaging in therapy over a long period of time is particularly helpful in order to allow the conditions for substantial and meaningful changes to take place.
Liat’s role as a therapist is to listen with the hope of exploring thought processes, with the goal of making thoughtful contributions about the patient’s psyche and processes. It is a specialised and complex way of listening which has the potential to significantly contribute to anyone.
For psychotherapy to be effective, sessions need a regular commitment. As the time is set aside for you on a regular basis, payment is therefore due for any sessions missed or cancelled, even with prior notice, by you.
Psychotherapy is a private and confidential treatment. All issues in relation to confidentiality are in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. All records are confidential and are subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.