Please book mental health assessment if:
- You are not sure what needs to change.
- You are not sure why are you behaving or feeling the way you do.
- You struggle to function from day to day.
- You feel unhappy.
- You prefer psychological over medical approach.
You are encouraged to complete one of the Self-Assessments that can be found at the bottom of the page.
During the assessment your psychotherapist will listen to you attentively, making mental or written notes about the areas for improvement that will shine through your narrative. Your psychotherapist will also note any topics that evoke an emotional reactions in you. These usually indicate an underlying pain that will need to be resolved. You are welcome to say as much as you like as well as share your difficulties with opening up. Your psychotherapist is on your side and is committed to helping you. The more your psychotherapist knows about you the more they can help.
You are welcome to ask any questions during the assessment as well as comment on whether there is anything you do not like during your session. Your psychotherapist is open to feedback and wants you to feel comfortable. You are also welcome to share what would you like to get out of your therapy.
Your psychotherapist will most likely ask questions that help a deeper understanding of your difficulties. You may choose not to answer or even respond. A psychotherapy session is a unique space where you can express yourself in any way you would like. There is no “weird” behaviour, situation, or thoughts. Your psychotherapist adopts a stance that assumes that there is always a reason for anything we think, do, or experience and with time this reason becomes apparent.
At the end of a session, your psychotherapist will make recommendations and suggest a treatment plan that will benefit you the most. If you feel or think that you would like to proceed with the treatment and your psychotherapist invites you to continue your treatment you can then book your next session. You may also take your time and contact (or not) your psychotherapist at a later stage.
It is recommended that you attend psychotherapy at least once a week to maintain progress. However, the frequency of therapy will depend on your individual circumstance, desire for progress, and complexity of difficulties. During the times of acute crisis, it is recommended to increase the frequency to daily sessions.