How long will treatment last? This will depend on individual circumstance. Many of our clients stay with us for many months as they first stop their behaviour and then go on to address the underlying problems that have led to their addiction in the first place. However, for others, a more intensive programme may be appropriate where more frequent sessions are arranged to take place over an agreed and shorter period of time.
Do I have to do group therapy? Whilst we know that a combination of individual and group therapy provides a powerful catalyst for change, we know that the thought of group therapy can be daunting. We will work with you to ensure that your treatment programme is right for you.
Do you treat women? Yes we do. We welcome enquiries from women who are concerned about their sexual behaviour.
Do you treat sex offenders? Under certain circumstances we do treat sex offenders and if you find yourself in this position and are looking for treatment, please contact us so that we can talk through your situation. If we are unable to help you, we will recommend an alternative pathway.
Do you offer family work? Yes. It can be really helpful to engage the family in the treatment process. Such work would be discussed and planned in a treatment planning meeting with your therapist.
Do you offer sessions at evenings and week- ends? Yes, both. We understand that you may well have commitments that make it difficult for you to attend at certain times and we will do our best to work with your availability.
Will I have to pay for missed sessions? We do require at least 48 hours’ notice if you are unable to attend a session; otherwise the full fee is payable.
How much does treatment cost? The full details of cost will be discussed with you before you start treatment and will depend on the treatment that is best suited to you.
Do you accept credit cards? Yes we do. All payments are to be made by credit or debit card and are payable at the time of each session – we do not accept american express, cash or cheques.
Can I claim for my treatment on my private medical insurance? This will depend on your PMI and the terms of your policy.
How does confidentiality work? Before you start your treatment, you will be asked to sign a client contract to ensure that you are fully aware of the terms under which treatment if offered. This will outline the scope and limits of confidentiality; in short, the details of your treatment will remain confidential to Innisfree Therapy unless you are deemed at risk to yourself or to someone else – in such an instance, we may need to ensure your safety by involving another party. This is a very unusual occurrence and if it were necessary, we would try our best to ensure that you were fully aware of what was happening.
Can I bring my partner? Absolutely, yes. We have different pathways of treatment depending on whether or not you come on your own or with your partner. If you and your partner come for treatment together, you will each have your own individual psychotherapist and separate group and, when you are ready, will begin couple’s therapy with one of our specialist couples therapists.
How long do sessions last? Individual sessions last for 50 minutes. Group session for 1 ½ hours.
How often are the sessions? You would normally be expected to attend one individual session and one group session each week.
Can we just come for couple’s therapy? We would need to assess you as a couple first.