Identify and Answer Common Client Questions About Referral, Referral Processes and Referral Agencies.

Identify and answer common client questions about referral, referral processes and referral agencies.

How do I get a referral?   Your GP can refer you to see a practitioner, or you can refer yourself. If you are already seeing a practitioner, they may refer you to someone who specializes in your specific area.

How can counseling help?
By discussing your concerns with you, the practitioner will be able to help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and actions, as well as suggesting ways for you to find your own solutions to your problems.

What happens next?
I can either call to set up an appointment for you, or I can give you the phone number and address and you can set up a meeting yourself.

What type of counseling will I need?
That depends on you, both you and your practitioner can discuss which therapy would suit you and will be best for you.                                                

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) attempts to retrain a person’s way of thinking to help them to deal with stressful situations through tasks and goal setting. It can be used to help the client address a number of problems such as, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorder, addiction and schizophrenia.        

Humanistic therapies take a holistic approach to a person’s problem in order to help them develop to their full potential and live life to the full. Humanistic therapies are often used to treat problems such as depression, anxiety and addiction. N.I.C.E. (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommends this type of therapy for children and young people with mild depression.

Psychodynamic therapy will help a person to consider how their personality and life experiences influence their current thoughts, feelings, relationships and behavior. This understanding enables them to deal with difficult situations more successfully.   Psychodynamic therapy can be used to help treat: depression, anxiety,...