We hold regular clinics at Oakside House in Clifton, Bristol, usually on Thursdays.
We also offer online or phone appointments, more so during times when social distancing is needed.
Initial appointments are for around 1 hour with subsequent appointments lasting around 45 minutes, sometimes 1 hour for therapy.
It is up to you who attends the initial appointment; some parents like to attend alone first to explain the situation privately, others come with their child, and young people may prefer to come alone. It is common to spend some of the initial session/s talking together and some separately.
Together we will aim to understand the situation that has brought you and find ways to relieve your distress.
We now offer more remote appointments than before the pandemic. They are usually video or audio calls on Zoom or can be phone calls if there is poor internet reception.
There are pros and cons to these, varying between people. It is our preference to always meet and have initial appointments in person when possible. However, we have been pleased with the positive feedback received from previous and new clients who have been seen online.