Do I need therapy?
During the process of making the decision of whether you need therapy or not, you need to trust your judgment. It’s hard to say for sure who needs it and who doesn’t. Therapy is usually a very tricky process where you will be called to talk about painful issues that you wouldn’t be dealing with in any other case. If you have any questions regarding your suitability for therapy, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment in order to discuss your concerns. We would be glad to assist you in the process of deciding and also refer you to the appropriate specialist if needed.
What is the duration of therapy?
There is a great deal of variety in the length of time therapy takes depending on the individual who comes to therapy. The treatment methods used, the goals of the person seeking therapy, the client’s commitment to therapy, the severity of the symptoms the client has, as well as the history of those symptoms will all determine the length of therapy.
What is the frequency, duration of appointments, and the cancellation policy?
Sessions are usually scheduled once a week. In cases where the client presents severe symptomatology, sessions can be scheduled on a more frequent basis. The duration of sessions is 45 minutes. If you wish to cancel an appointment, you need to do so at least three hours prior the arranged time.
Who will have access to the information I will provide?
No-one has access to the information you provide, except from your therapist. A written permission is needed from you in order to transmit or exchange any of the information you disclosed during the sessions. In other words, all the information is strictly confidential. However, the therapist is obligated by the law and ethics to break the confidentiality agreement in two cases. These cases include situations where (according to the judgment of the clinician) the client is in an immediate danger towards self or/and other people by stating to the therapist the intent to harm self and/or other people. In these cases, the therapist is obligated to disclose this information in order to protect the client and the people who are in danger by notifying the authorities. Also, confidentiality is obligated to be broken when there is a violence/abuse towards a minor (under the age of 18) or towards people who are unable to protect themselves (such as elders, disable people). The word violence/abuse refers to acts of physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect.