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How long can I expect treatment to last?

We will discuss your needs during our initial consultation. You may decide to focus on a specific issue and work towards a set number of sessions or you may feel you need to explore further your difficulties and work towards long-term or open-ended treatment.

What can I expect from sessions?

The aim of the treatment is for you to gain a different perspective on yourself and to allow changes.

Will my therapy be confidential?

Confidentiality is paramount to establish a relation of trust. However if a serious risk to you or another person is identified and with prior discussion, confidentiality may be breached.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychoanalyst and a psychotherapist?

Only psychiatrists are physicians and can prescribe medication. Psychoanalysts and psychotherapists predominantly differ by the intensity of the work, respectively up to five times a week and once to twice weekly. 

Can I stop whenever I wish? 

Yes. If at any point in time during treatment, you wish to stop, we would try and spend time to explore the reason why you wish to do so.  

Do I need to pay for cancelled sessions?

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice will be charged. However, exceptional circumstances will be discussed and may not be charged.

How do I know psychotherapy is for me?

I think that curiosity about yourself and a wish for change in you life are two key qualities to start psychotherapy as you play a very active part in the process.

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