Here's a basic explanation of the process.
The therapy process begins with a thorough assessment. During the first session, I will ask relevant questions about your current problems and your history. In the case of children, the parents will be asked to provide this information.
Once the assessment is completed, I will provide feedback and if a diagnosis is made, this will be explained and discussed. It is vitally important that you understand your condition so that you can begin to overcome the challenges you face. I work within a network of other healthcare providers, such as psychiatrists, occupational therapists and general practitioners. If needed, a referral to an appropriate professional will be made.
A treatment plan will be formulated. We will set goals together, based on your specific needs. Best practice guidelines will be followed at all times. I will explain the type of intervention needed, as well as the number of sessions required to achieve your goals.
This is a specialised form of psychological practice where the family is the primary focus of attention. Often mental health issues are related to family dysfunction. The goal of family therapy is to identify and treat dysfunctional behavioural patterns and to guide the family towards healthier and happier functioning.
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