What time does the intensive program start?
That depends on the intensive option that you ave selected. The one to one, and group intensive both start at 9.00am and we’ll normally round up the day at 14.00pm. A home intensive allows more flexibility, so we’ll discuss this with you.
How many hours a day will be spent on treatment every day?
During any intensive program, all therapeutic days will be 5 hours long with a lunch break.
How old do you have to be to receive treatment?
We have a version of our 5 day intensive program that has been specifically adapted for children, making the program fun, interesting and engaging for people of young ages. We have worked with many children who have been extremely receptive to our treatment program.
Can I undergo an intensive program whilst on medication?
Yes. All of our intensive programs are drug free, meaning that they can be conducted alongside any medication that you may currently be taking.
Is there any way that I can split the cost?
Unfortunately at the moment we don’t offer this option, but we’re looking into it.
Can I bring someone with me?
Yes. We always welcome family or friends to be part of the recovery process if the client feels that this is going to beneficial for them. Carers and loved ones can come free of charge on any one to one or group intensive program.
Is everything confidential?
Yes, everything that is discussed in sessions is confidential.
What is an Assessment?
An Assessment is something that we have to conduct prior to any form of therapy that we conduct with our clients. Whether it be an intensive program, or weekly sessions, all clients are required to undergo an assessment first. This is different to the free initial consultation. The assessment is charged at £125.00 and lasts 1 hour 15 minutes. The purpose of the assessment is for us to get an accurate idea of how the OCD is effecting your life, the sub types that you are experiencing and to provide you with some tools to take away with you until you join us in a therapeutic program.
Will I have a qualified therapist?
All of our therapists are fully qualified Psychotherapists trained in their respective field, as well as being registered as accredited members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the largest and best known ethical body for qualified therapists in the United Kingdom. See more about the BACP or our qualifications. To see our page on what to look out for when choosing a therapist, click here.
What does it mean to be BACP registered?
This means peace of mind when choosing a therapist. All therapists that belong to the BACP are fully qualified, meet ethical criteria for safe practise and adhere to the BACP code of ethics. Click here to read the full BACP code of ethics.
The idea of treatment is a scary one, what can put my mind at ease?
All of our therapists are fully qualified, professional, friendly and non-judgemental. Furthermore, our therapists adhere to the BACP Code of ethics to ensure safe practice, and all of the information that you share with us will be confidential. The therapeutic environments are calm, welcoming and private to ensure your experience is a positive one, whereby you can concentrate on what’s important, overcoming your OCD.
Am I required to have 5 consecutive days?
No. Although we recommend to do the program as intensively as possible, this is your treatment, so we'll do our best to cater to your needs. We can also incorporate weekends into the program to fit around any possible child care needs or busy schedules.
What are your success rates?
We are confident that if you listen, work hard and apply yourself to the material you will notice a substantial improvement in your OCD symptoms in the course of the 5 days.
What happens if I would like more sessions following an intensive course?
This isn't a problem. At the end of any intensive program, we are happy to discuss further support with you. By that time, you may feel that the complimentary sessions will be enough.
I cant decide which treatment option best suit my needs, how do I make the right decision?
Often making a decision on which treatment option to go for can be an overwhelming one. We suggest that where appropriate discuss with loved ones before deciding, or alternatively call us on 01823 619374 to speak to one of our trained, friendly and professional team, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in our contact form.