Why, When, and How

Why, When, and HowFAQs

Why, When, and How

Why, When, and HowFAQs

Why, When, and How

Why Therapy?

People come to therapy for a multitude of reasons. You may be finding it hard to deal with an unexpected or challenging life situation, such as grief, a relationship breakdown, sudden illness, redundancy, may find yourself trapped in negative and painful patterns of behaviour and addictions, have questions about your identity, or may be struggling with difficult feelings, such as sadness, hopelessness, disconnection, anger or anxiety.

Sometimes somebody just comes, without knowing what exactly may be upsetting them, and the reason for seeking help only becomes clear as the work progresses.

Whatever your particular concern, there are no good or bad reasons for choosing to see a therapist. If there is something that is upsetting you in some sort of way, it is worth exploring.

Counselling and Psychotherapy is for everyone.

 

When to Seek Help

The time to seek professional help is when there is something that is troubling you that you would like to examine further. For those new to the idea of counselling and psychotherapy it can be intimidating and overwhelming, but in reality, it is just a case of picking up the phone or sending the initial enquiry.

Whilst therapy is neither a quick fix nor a magical cure, for many people counselling and psychotherapy becomes a real investment in themselves. Being able to speak about life’s problems in a supportive, non-judgemental environment can provide you with a space to clarify what requires attention in your life and help you discover a truer sense of who you are, and how to lead a richer, more fulfilling life, or what may prevent you from doing so.

 

How to Get Started

Go to our Who We Are page / Find a Therapist directory and choose the therapist you wish to work with. You can send a direct email from each practitioner’s profile.

 

What Does it Cost?

Because all therapists work independently, session fees vary from practitioner to practitioner and will be agreed at the initial consultation. You can check the practitioner’s fees by clicking on their individual profile on the Who We Are Page, and clarify their fee structure when you first make contact or during the assessment/initial consultation.

Why, When, and How

Why Therapy?

People come to therapy for a multitude of reasons. You may be finding it hard to deal with an unexpected or challenging life situation, such as grief, a relationship breakdown, sudden illness, redundancy, may find yourself trapped in negative and painful patterns of behaviour and addictions, have questions about your identity, or may be struggling with difficult feelings, such as sadness, hopelessness, disconnection, anger or anxiety.

Sometimes somebody just comes, without knowing what exactly may be upsetting them, and the reason for seeking help only becomes clear as the work progresses.

Whatever your particular concern, there are no good or bad reasons for choosing to see a therapist. If there is something that is upsetting you in some sort of way, it is worth exploring.

Counselling and Psychotherapy is for everyone.

 

When to Seek Help

The time to seek professional help is when there is something that is troubling you that you would like to examine further. For those new to the idea of counselling and psychotherapy it can be intimidating and overwhelming, but in reality, it is just a case of picking up the phone or sending the initial enquiry.

Whilst therapy is neither a quick fix nor a magical cure, for many people counselling and psychotherapy becomes a real investment in themselves. Being able to speak about life’s problems in a supportive, non-judgemental environment can provide you with a space to clarify what requires attention in your life and help you discover a truer sense of who you are, and how to lead a richer, more fulfilling life, or what may prevent you from doing so.

 

How to Get Started

Go to our Who We Are page / Find a Therapist directory and choose the therapist you wish to work with. You can send a direct email from each practitioner’s profile.

 

What Does it Cost?

Because all therapists work independently, session fees vary from practitioner to practitioner and will be agreed at the initial consultation. You can check the practitioner’s fees by clicking on their individual profile on the Who We Are Page, and clarify their fee structure when you first make contact or during the assessment/initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

"What is an initial consultation?"

There are a range of therapists working from the Therapeutic rooms and the way they work will vary depending on their particular approach to therapy and who they are as people. But broadly speaking, the initial consultation is an opportunity to speak about your presenting concerns in more detail and to think about how to progress from here. There is no obligation to continue.

"Which therapy or therapist is right for me?"

Not every therapist will be right for you as therapy is a very personal experience. If you feel unsure of who to see or what type of therapy might be right for you, it can sometimes be useful to meet with a couple of therapists for an initial meeting to get a feel, or first impression, so you can decide on who you want to work with.

Once you’re engaged in a therapeutic process, please discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your therapy directly with your therapist, as this can often be a valuable experience.

"What if I’m unable to attend my appointment?"

Each therapist has their own cancellation policy. This is because their training has emphasised different aspects of the client/therapist contract. Your therapist should make it clear to you in the first meeting.

Some therapists will require you to pay for a regular slot irrespective of your ability to attend. Others offer a 48hr or 24hr cancellation policy, or are open to offering more flexible appointments in general.

"How long do I need to come to therapy?"

The length of time people come to counselling and psychotherapy varies. Some people seek counselling to work through a particular problem or difficulty, and once the immediate situation or crisis has resolved, feel they’re back on track and want to get on with the rest of their lives.

Sometimes a longer time period may be required, as people realise that what has given rise to their crisis is more deeply embedded in their psyche. Longer-term psychotherapy can enable people to develop more resources to deal with things when they happen again, and to make deeper seated changes which operate at the level of their identity, connected with how they see themselves and interact with their environment.

"What if I cannot afford standard rates?"

As a collective, we aim to offer a number of appointments for individuals on low incomes. If you believe this applies to your situation, then please check with the practitioner of your choice. Some of the therapists working from The Therapeutic Rooms offer concessionary rates and/or sliding scale fees based on your income and personal circumstances.

"Can I use my private health insurance?"

If you have private health insurance, you can check with your particular provider if counselling and psychotherapy is covered under your policy. Usually your treatment needs to be preauthorised by the insurance, who will provide you with a claim code or preauthorisation number.

Several of the therapists working from The Therapeutic Rooms are registered with and recognised by some of the main insurance providers, such as AXA PPP, BUPA, Aviva, Cigna, Vitality, etc.