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Approaching a clinical psychologist for therapy can be an important step toward improving your mental health and overall well-being. As you consider seeking therapy, it's natural to have questions and uncertainties. 


Let's delve into what you can generally expect when approaching HPS for therapy:

  • Initial Contact:

    • You can initiate contact with us by completing the form located in the contact section of the website. The Harmonia Team can assist with scheduling and answering initial questions.

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  • Initial Consultation: Setting the Foundation for Your Journey Towards Healing

    This pivotal session marks the beginning of your journey towards healing and personal growth. The consultation last 20 minutes. During this time we'll work together to lay the groundwork for our therapeutic relationship and gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, goals, and hopes for therapy.

    1. Establishing Rapport (5 minutes):

    During the first few minutes of our session, we'll focus on building rapport and establishing a safe, trusting environment. We encourage you to share any questions or concerns you have about therapy, as well as any expectations or fears you may be experiencing. Together, we'll create a foundation of mutual respect and collaboration, essential for our work together.

    2. Understanding Your Concerns (5 minutes):

    Next, we'll delve into the reasons that brought you to therapy. This is your opportunity to share your story, experiences, and any challenges or struggles you've been facing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or any other concern, your voice matters, andwe are here to listen without judgment.

    3. Exploring Goals and Expectations (5 minutes):

    As we gain insight into your concerns, we'll begin to explore your goals and expectations for therapy. What would you like to achieve through our work together? Whether you're seeking symptom relief, personal growth, improved relationships, or a deeper understanding of yourself, your goals will shape the direction of our sessions and guide our collaborative efforts.

    4. Discussing Therapeutic Approaches (3 minutes):

    We'll briefly introduce you to the therapeutic approach/es that would benefit you during the course of therapy. Depending on your needs and preferences, we may incorporate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, or others. Together, we'll tailor our approach to best meet your unique circumstances and goals.

    5. Addressing Logistics and Next Steps (2 minutes):

    Before our time concludes, we'll address any logistical questions or concerns you may have, such as scheduling, fees, confidentiality, and office policies. We want to ensure that you feel informed and comfortable navigating the practical aspects of therapy. Additionally, we'll discuss our next steps. Then, The Harmonia Team will be in touch with you to schedule our next session for an initial assessment and request that you sign forms and complete questionnaires if you decide to move forward.

    At the end of our 20-minute consultation, our hope is that you'll feel heard, understood, and empowered to take the next steps in your journey towards healing. Remember, you're not alone in this process—we're here to support you every step of the way. Together, we'll embark on a path of growth, resilience, and transformation.


Initial Assessment:

    • During the first session, we will typically conduct an assessment to gather information about your background, current symptoms, and reasons for seeking therapy. This assessment may involve asking questions about your personal history, family dynamics, medical history, and any previous experiences with therapy or mental health treatment. A treatment plan will be formulated collaboratively.

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Harmonia Psychology Solutions Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales, Company Number 08907741

Registered address: 31 Crescent Drive North, Brighton, England, BN2 6SP  

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