What can I expect?

Therapeutic approaches:

The therapeutic approaches used at Satori Place Of Awakening include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy / CBT
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy
  • Solution-Focused / Brief Therapy
  • Aspects of Narrative Therapy as needed
  • Aspects of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as needed

What can I expect during my visits?

All consultations last for 50 minutes.  At your first consultation, your treating psychologist will conduct an initial assessment, which involves asking you detailed questions about what has brought you to seek help, so that they can assess how best to assist you.  This initial assessment also covers routine questions regarding your background and current situation, as well as your personal and medical history.  You may also be asked to fill in one or more questionnaires, to assess the severity of your current difficulty and the impact of that on your ability to go about your day-to-day life. 

Based on all this information, as well as any information that may have been provided by your referring doctor, you and your treating psychologist will jointly identify therapeutic goals to focus on during your sessions.

From the second session onwards, you and your treating psychologist will address the therapy goals identified in your first session, using one or more of the therapeutic approaches mentioned above.

Intervention formats:

Most psychological intervention is conducted face-to-face.  However, should you be unable to attend in person due to geographical distance from the practice, you may be able to receive your psychological intervention via Skype or phone.  Should it become apparent that this is not possible, such as for reasons relating to the severity of current difficulties, your treating psychologist will discuss this with you and assist you by making appropriate referrals to other sources of support or intervention.