Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder, body image concerns, over-eating, a mood problem such as depression or anxiety, or life issues that bring you in to therapy, the most important consideration is the “fit” between yourself and your therapist. Evidence shows that regardless of the type of counselling, this is the biggest predictor of successful outcome. You can get the feeling for the therapist by an initial phone conversation and if that feels comfortable, a single session. Feef free to ask your therapist any questions that you may have. By the end of the initial session, you will probably have a good idea if the fit feels right. That said, starting therapy is often anxiety provoking, so you still may feel a little uncomfortable at first.
The next consideration is the form of therapy or therapy approach to be used to best address your problem or issue. At Thornhill Therapy and Assessment, we offer several types of therapy approaches. The pros and cons of these options for treatment will be discussed with you and we will collaborate in choosing the option that suites you and the situation the best.
Treatment Approaches at Thornhill Therapy and Assessment:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Helpful for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and many other issues)
Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT developed for eating disorders)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Helpful for Binge Eating, Bulimia, mood driven behavioural problems and substance abuse)
Client-Centred Supportive Psychotherapy (helpful for life issues, to talk things out and get feedback)