Therapeutic Services

How the service works:

The first appointment with any Clinical Psychologist is always

assessment. Whilst clients are often keen to start treatment as

soon as possible, before treatment can begin it is essential that

Dr Hart has a good understanding of the issue that you are

struggling with. Therefore, the first session with Dr Hart will

always be an assessment session. This, like other therapeutic

sessions will last 50 minutes. During this session the terms of

your confidentiality agreement with Dr Hart will be outlined

and you will have an opportunity to discuss in more detail with

Dr Hart the nature of the difficulties that you are experiencing

and what your goals from therapy are.

At this stage Dr Hart will ask you questions about your difficulties

and their origins or ask for recent examples of them. Dr Hart will

then form and share a preliminary opinion about your difficulties

with some thoughts about the treatment that can be offered and an approximate number of sessions.

As a rough guide, Dr Hart will typically recommend between 10 and 14 sessions, including assessment for most difficulties, although longer or shorter therapy may be appropriate. You are under no obligation to take up sessions beyond assessment should you not wish to, nor do you have to use all the sessions recommended.

 

You are free to terminate your therapy contract with Dr Hart at any time. Therapy of a longer duration is available dependent upon your individual needs and Dr Hart will discuss this with you at your request.

If you do take up more sessions, it is likely that Dr Hart would spend the next 1-2 sessions undertaking further assessment with you, in order to build a more detailed and comprehensive understanding of you problems.

Therapeutic Intervention:

Dr Hart will design a bespoke and individually tailored intervention  for you  based on the nature and severity of your presenting difficulty. It is important to Dr Hart that his work with you is collaborative and he will talk you through the treatment plan and what it will entail. Your progress will be reviewed as an ongoing process through therapy.

Dr Hart primarily utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based approaches as well

as traditional Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT). He additionally utilises EMDR in his treatment of PTSD.

Problems treated

Dr Hart can work with a range of presenting problems including but not limited to:

PTSD/Military Trauma

Addictions and Compulsive behaviour such as gambling addiction and sex addiction

Emotional Dysregulation

Depression, Low mood and Low Self-esteem

Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)

Anxiety

Stress

Anger Management

Panic

Phobia

Malaise and loss of life direction

Personal developmental

Difficult life transitions

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