The assessment is split into two parts.
Broadly speaking there are 4 possible outcomes from the assessment:
Please do not miss your appointment. Our service is very busy and missed appointments lead to longer waiting times overall.
If for any reason you need to cancel or change the appointment, or have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. If you do rebook your assessment appointment and fail to attend the second appointment without providing us with notice, then we will not be able to offer you another appointment until 4 weeks have elapsed.
If a plan has been made to offer you treatment, we will send you a brief letter outlining this plan. We usually send a copy of this letter to your GP, but if you’d prefer us not to, let us know.
Please note that we don’t write detailed assessment reports or offer diagnoses.
Our treatments require you to attend regular weekly sessions. Whilst we understand that it can be difficult, psychological change takes motivation and commitment. Much of our treatment is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which involves doing tasks between sessions and is focused on goals which are set jointly between you and your therapist.
It is important that you feel ready to commit to making the changes that you feel that you need in order to live a more fulfilled life. This means prioritising these sessions and giving yourself the best chance for making steps in the direction of positive change. If you are unsure about your readiness to engage in treatment, please feel free to discuss this with your assessor.