How many appointments will it take to make me feel better?
The pace of progress and change differs greatly depending on the nature of your difficulties. Some therapeutic approaches we offer are short-term, so you should be able to notice a change within a few sessions. Other approaches are long term as they address long standing patterns in the individual that have developed in early life. During the first few sessions, your psychologist should be able to give you some guidance about what therapeutic approach is most indicated and the likely duration of the therapy.
As a rough guideline, short term therapy is considered to be between 6-12 sessions and is mainly focused on symptom relief. Medium to longer term therapy is between six months to a year and is aimed at addressing deeper, underlying vulnerabilities that increase the risk of difficulties resurfacing in the face of adverse life events.