Methods of Delivering Therapy
There are different methods of delivering psychological therapy. Most people will be familiar with face to face treatment but alternative approaches have become more popular, often making treatment more easily accessible and easier to fit into their busy lives. I offer a number of different approaches to treatment;
Face to Face: This is the most recognised and traditional approach to treatment. Some people prefer the in-person dialogue and therapeutic relationship The advantage of face to face treatment is the use of non-verbal body language which some people respond well to. You may have had treatment in the past and feel more comfortable with this approach again.
My clinic room is based within York Clinic for Integrated Health which provides a professional, comfortable clinic space with easy access by car and public transport. Car parking is located at the back of building.
Skype Instant Messenger: There is growing evidence to support the effectiveness of transcript (written) therapy. Current evidence based suggests that online, transcript approach to treatment is as effective as face to face treatment. The advantages of online treatment is it can fit around your schedule, without the need for travel and be accessed from the comfort of your own home. It can give you time to think about what you want to say and take time to digest how the therapist has responded. Some people find it reduces the stigma they feel as a result of engaging with mental health support, thus enabling them to take the first steps to finding support.
Telephone: Much the same as above, telephone treatment gives greater access to treatment. You may have the facility to use a quiet, confidential space at work so sessions could be arranged over a lunch break or at least reduce time taken out of your working day.
Online and telephone approaches may also be appealing due to the reduced fee compared to face to face treatment. The length of sessions and clinical standard of delivering treatment remains the same no matter which approach you opt for. The decision is personal preference and based on circumstances but I am happy to discuss with you during the free telephone consultation.
I hope that my website provides you with all the information you require but please feel free to contact me to ask any questions. Please see my contact details below.
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