Length of Therapy

The therapeutic process may be for an agreed length of time to begin with, but is usually a long term commitment.

We will start with an initial six session period. At the end of this we will evaluate the situation and decide whether we will enter fully into the therapeutic contract. We will either set a specific period for the therapeutic process, such as six months, two years, etc, or we will (more usually) leave the contract open-ended. During the period of the therapeutic relationship we will have regular review sessions on an approximately six-monthly basis. When you want to stop therapy, it is usually appropriate to meet for a mutually agreed number of sessions in which the ending of the relationship can be addressed and accomplished. The number depends on the length and depth of the relationship. An onward referral can be arranged where appropriate.