What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a range of techniques employed to support you to cope with the issues you are finding challenging. The Service aims is to enable you to understand your feelings, explore what makes you feel positive, anxious, or depressed. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms, so you can function better and increase well-being and healing.
What happens next?
Should you be considering therapy a member of the Community and Family Services Team will meet with you for an initial counselling intake meeting. A form will be completed with you to assess who is the most suitable therapist for your individual needs. This session is not therapy and is only used to explore with you how best to offer you support.
Some of the reasons that people attend therapy include:
• Anxiety or depression.
• Relationship support
• Gender and sexual identity
• Impact of addiction substance misuse
• Building self-esteem and self-worth
Once we have identified a suitable therapist, with your permission, we will pass your contact details to your therapist who will arrange a day and time for your first session. All persons are assigned 8 sessions. Should a further block of sessions be required this can be requested. We have 3 therapy rooms in the Centre. In your first session your therapist will work with you to identify what you would like to achieve from attending therapy. During your sessions your therapist will work with you to explore your feelings, lived experiences and assist you to develop coping strategies to assist you to deal with stressors in your life going forward.
Like with all our services we strive to protect every user’s personal information. Please note we do not retain any therapy notes. All notes are kept by the individual therapist for the length of the therapy sessions and are destroyed once the service ends. We use a coding system so only a very limited staff have access to the names of those in therapy.
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