I’d like to book a session, what should I do?
You can contact me by telephone, text or email. If I’m not available when you call, please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as I can. Usually, we will talk on the phone for a few minutes to find out what you would like help with and whether I am the right person to help you. Then we will arrange a time to meet for an initial assessment. I will then send you further information so that you know what to expect from our sessions.
How many times will I need to see you?
This varies for everyone. However, if after our first meeting you would like to continue with therapy, we will usually book six sessions. For many people, this number (or fewer) will be enough. However, if at the end of this we agree it would be useful for you to continue, this can be arranged. NICE guidelines generally recommend up to 20 sessions for most psychological difficulties.
How does psychological therapy work?
Psychological therapy is a collaborative process, meaning that we will be working together to help you to achieve the goals which you have identified are important to you. This usually involves talking and practising new skills within our therapy sessions, and also trying out the things we have discussed in everyday life between sessions. As the client, you are in control of this, and will never be made to do anything that you do not feel ready for.
How can I contact you, and when are you available?
My clinic days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-7pm. If you need to contact me between sessions, my telephone number is 07533 525174 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.
How is Ceara Osleger pronounced?
Ceara is an Irish name (pronounced Kier-a), and Osleger was originally a Hungarian name (pronounced Oss-lay-gur). Listen below for how it is said.
Please don’t worry if you don’t get it quite right!