How ISTDP Works
1. Telephone Consultation
I offer an initial free 15 minute telephone consultation, in which you can briefly outline what you would like help with. This would allow us to decide whether it is appropriate to arrange an initial assessment.
2. Initial Assessment
The initial assessment is longer, and can take up to three hours. This is usually divided into two different sessions. This would allow us time to get a comprehensive understanding of your difficulties, and design a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
3. Follow-Up Appointments
If we both agree to work together, we will arrange follow-up appointments, which would usually be at a mutually agreed consistent day and time. Depending on the therapeutic approach, sessions can last 50, 60 or 90 minutes.