Frequently Asked Questions

What is psychology?

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes that determine how you think, feel, behave and react. Psychologists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically supported methods.

Psychological therapies are widely used to treat individuals, couples and families and can also be applied to groups and organisations

What should I expect on my first visit?

During your initial consultation your psychologist will discuss your concerns with you, and help you identify treatment goals. As part of this process they will assess each area of difficulty and work with you to devise an optimal treatment plan based on empirical study. This means we only practice psychological treatments that are known to be beneficial.

Your psychologist will also estimate the number of sessions needed to increase your quality of life, vitality, and wellbeing. It might also be helpful for you to think about what you want to gain from therapy prior to your appointment, and raise any concerns that you have with your psychologist.

How long is a session?

Individual consultations with a psychologist last between 50 and 60 minutes. The initial consultation for couples is usually 90 minutes, with subsequent sessions lasting approximately 60 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

At Seed Psychology we are committed to ensuring that the intervention provided is specifically tailored to your needs. You might want to improve your relationships, or overcome feelings of sadness related to depression. Perhaps you want to learn how to cope with worries, or more successfully adjust to the difficulties of life.

This means there are no “hard and fast” rules regarding the length of treatment, so it will largely be determined by the nature of your concerns. However, it is common for most people to attend between 6 and 18 sessions, with some people requiring less sessions and others more.

Your psychologist will discuss the estimated length of treatment with you following your initial assessment session.

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