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PSYCHOTHERAPY

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TIME-LIMITED THERAPY

£80- Currently £65

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life's challenges and wished for some tailored and structured support to help you understand what's going on and help you manage things easier? Time-limited psychotherapy might be just what you need. This approach is designed to provide you with some relief and support within a brief, defined period.  Time-limited psychotherapy is all about setting clear goals to address the main challenge that you're facing, and being committed to working towards them with the support of your therapist.

Benefits & Limitations

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Focused & Goal Orientated

Imagine having a clear roadmap for your therapy journey right from the start. Time-limited therapy offers just that. With an estimated number of sessions, typically between 12 and 20, you and your therapist can set specific goals and work towards them with a clear focus. With a clear plan in place, you may find yourself making significant progress in addressing your concerns sooner than you might expect.

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Not Suitable for Everyone

One of the best aspects of time-limited therapy, is also the most significant drawback- time. Whilst committing to a certain number of sessions certainly has its benefits, here's the thing: time-limited therapy is really geared towards specific, identifiable problems that can be named and explored in a short timeframe. So, if you are experiencing challenges that are complex, enduring and are impacting many aspects of your life, that fixed timeframe may feel like it's cutting things short or not meeting your needs.

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Cost-Effective

Since time-limited therapy involves a set number of sessions, it can be more cost-effective than open-ended therapy. There's a natural motivation to make the most out of each one, which can lead to efficient progress. This means you're getting the most value for your time and effort invested in therapy. You'll also know roughly upfront how many sessions you'll need, which can help you plan and budget more effectively. It also makes it accessible to more people, including those with busy schedules or financial constraints.

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Restrictive

Unlike open-ended therapy, time-limited psychotherapy follows a structured plan. So, the focus has to remain on the one challenge that you've chosen to prioritise. Should you have other challenges or life events that you're struggling with, there's much less availability to redirect the focus sessions. This can mean that supporting you with whatever's on your mind may require extending therapy, or changing the focus of on-going sessions which can make therapy less effective for any one goal.  If you're someone who prefers a more flexible, adaptable approach, this might feel a bit restrictive.

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Quick Progress

The nature of time-limited therapy can sometimes lead to quicker results. In time-limited therapy, every session counts. Knowing that there's a set endpoint can empower you step into your active role in your own healing journey. You'll develop skills and strategies to cope with challenges independently, even after therapy concludes.

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Pressure to Rush

Due to the nature of time-limited therapy, if you're not feeling ready to dive in, engage honestly, and keep committed , you will not get the full benefits from this short window of time. Having said this, it is also not uncommon to feel a pressure to reach the therapy goals quickly as there's a sense of a "looming deadline". This sense of urgency is uncomfortable and stressful for many people, and may even slow down your progress.

IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?

​Are you:

  • looking for a concentrated and efficient way to gain insight & awareness of your challenges and patterns?

  • looking to learn some tools and techniques to cope better with a particular challenge in life?

  • accepting of the limitations of this type of therapy?

  • dealing with acute stress?

  • facing a recent life change?

  • wanting to improve specific aspects of your mental health?

  • in need of professional support to navigate your experiences, but don't have the time or resources for long-term therapy? 

  • able to clearly, identify your main challenge or difficulty? 

  • motivated to work towards a specific goal to support your experience of that difficulty?

If yes, then time-limited psychotherapy might be just what you need.

Getting Started...

If you think time-limited psychotherapy sounds right for you, the first step is finding a qualified therapist who is experienced in working in this way.​

In attending an initial consultation with your chosen therapist, they can help determine if this type of therapy is the best fit for you, and work with you to create a personalised therapy plan after understanding your specific needs and goals.​

 

By collaborating with your therapist with mutual self-honesty, you can make the most of the limited time and achieve meaningful progress in your therapy journey.

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