FAQ

 

  • How can I arrange for an assessment? You can self refer to the centre simply by calling us or emailing any of the professionals directly. You will find more information about this on our ‘referrals’ page.
  • How long does treatment last? This depends on your difficulties. However, we will discuss this following our assessment and you are not obliged to continue treatment after this.
  • As a school, how do I refer students? We work with a number of schools across London. Please contact Dr. E Waddington for more information.
  • Is treatment covered by my health insurance? All of our practioners are covered by health insurance. Please contact us to discuss this with regards to your health insurance company.
  • How long does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy last for? CBT is short term, and therefore only usually lasts up to 20 sessions. However, this will be dependent on the level of difficulties. After assessment, the clinician will discuss the expected duration of therapy. This will be reviewed through out therapy to ensure that expected progress is being made. CBT usually lasts between 12 – 20 sessions. Please look at the section on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for more information on how it works.
  • Will I have to talk about my childhood? CBT is focused on the ‘here and now’. Although our problems may have developed in our childhood, it won’t always be necessary to talk about our past. The focus will be primarily on understanding how your problems are maintained in the present. However, there may be some questions about your past if it helps us understand the problem. But these will not be the main focus on therapy, unlike with other models of psychotherapy.
  • How is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy different to other models? CBT understands that our problems result from the way we see our life. Hence the main target for therapy are our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. The idea is that if we can start to think and act differently, our emotions will change too. Other models such as Psychodynamic psychotherapy may focus more on how our childhood has shaped our emotions and behaviours.