THERAPY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:
Q What is the difference between a counselor, psychotherapist, psychiatrist and psychologist?
A There are many different professionals in the therapy field and likewise many different levels of training. In order to become a qualified and chartered psychologist at Revive, you would need to undertake a minimum of 6 years of training and study at a doctoral level. Psychologists at Revive are therefore highly trained to deliver therapy and have experience of working with individuals using multiple therapeutic approaches as well as experience of working across a spectrum of difficulties. Psychologists also offer therapies that are based on evidence and are known to be effective.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapists are trained in this particular modality and can offer both short term and medium term solutions to you focused around finding solutions to problems. For more information please ask us.
Counsellors and psychotherapists can have different levels of training usually attaining certification or a diploma. Training can vary from course to course and depending on the type of training curriculum. It is always worth checking on the websites of regulatory bodies such as the BACP or the UKCP to ensure a practitioner is registered and verified.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors that have specialised in offering medication to help manage symptoms related to mental health difficulties. This can include poor concentration, mood management or sleep problems as well as psychotic symptoms and prolonged depression. Individuals can opt for using medical intervention whilst in therapy to help make the most of the intervention. For further advice on whether you require additional support, please speak to your Revive practitioner.
Q Why should I choose Revive Psychology?
A At Revive, practitioners have spent years in the field supporting others either via therapy, assessment, consultation, mentoring and/or training. We are therefore highly experienced at offering support to others both clients and staff. We are also highly trained in the latest therapeutic approaches to help provide the most update interventions.
All practitioners at Revive receive high quality supervision for their work so you can rest assured that practitioners are doing their best to help you and/or your team.
Q What can I expect from my first therapy appointment?
A You can definitely expect to be welcomed and listened to. We start with getting to know a bit about what has brought you to therapy, what core difficulties you have encountered and significant events. We also check in to see how you look after yourself during periods of distress. We then aim to develop a plan during the first few sessions to ensure that you know what you want to do next. Usually your Revive practitioner will ask for some personal contact details for our records. All information is stored securely and we are all registered with the ICO.
Q What is the cancellation policy for therapy?
A Once confirming an appointment you are able to cancel face to face appointments, Skype sessions or telephone sessions before 48 hours of the appointment without being charged. If you cancel within this period you will be charged the whole amount.
Q What happens to the information I share with a Revive practitioner?
A All information is kept confidential and is shared on a need to know basis. This would include those times when your Revive practitioner is worried about your welfare and may need to contact your GP and/or next of kin to ensure your safety. We will always try our best to inform you of our concerns in advance.
All practitioners at Revive receive good quality supervision in order to ensure that they provide optimal care. This is part of good practice and ensures you receive the best treatment possible. For this reason some of the content of sessions maybe shared with our supervisor to ensure that we are doing all that is necessary to help you.
Q Will my GP know I’ve seen you?
A It is always good practice to ensure we have details of your GP in case we need to contact them. However without your permission we do not write to your GP. Please read the confidentiality segment for circumstances where we would contact your GP and please feel free to ask your Revive practitioner if you have any further queries.
Q What’s the best way to contact the service?
A You can contact the service by email, phone or text. For contact information please see below:
Q Can I contact my Revive practitioner out of hours?
A This is something you can discuss and make arrangements for with your individual therapist as it may vary regarding their availability and the therapeutic approach you choose.
Q Who do I contact in an emergency?
A If you are uncertain about whether you can remain safe and are having suicidal thoughts you can contact your GP, local crisis services and/or your local accident and emergency service for additional support. If it is regarding your therapy sessions please contact us on 07939- 000-247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q What should I do if I experience distress outside of the session?
A If you need additional support you can contact:
Q Would using telephone or Skype sessions be less beneficial then face-to-face contact?
A Absolutely not, in fact due to the busy lives we lead more and more people are opting for therapy through this medium as people may find it more convenient to reduce travel time.
This option is also particularly beneficial for clients who want to receive a specialist service with well trained staff but who live abroad.
Q How do I pay for services?
A You can pay online or with cash in advance of the session. Your Revive practitioner will provide you with relevant details. We request you make payment before the session unless invoicing arrangements have been agreed.
Q I’m struggling at work and not sure why? What would help?
A You could ask for an initial consultation to discuss what the best option might be for you and to uncover what your underlying needs are. This could include supervision, life coaching or mentoring sessions as an alternative.
Q How do consultations differ from supervision?
A Consultations aim to explore a dilemma or issue that is preventing you or your team from progressing in your work. It could be an issue related to interactions with other staff, customers or others in your network. It could also be an issue about the functioning in the team that may have been highlighted after a significant event. Consultation is an opportunity to reflect on the above dilemmas and think through what options might be suitable. Usually you and your practitioner will consider what skills you already have that could help you. Although suggestions are made it is the choice of the individual or team to implement any new ways of working.
Practitioners at Revive Psychology are highly experienced in offering debriefing services as part of consultation to teams after a serious untoward incident.
Supervision on the other hand is focused on maintaining and sustaining good practice when providing services to others. For psychologists this would mean overseeing your clinical work and using a reflective space to think about how to improve the intervention you offer.
Q How would a consultation work?
A Usually before a consultation your Revive practitioner will ask you for some details about your dilemma to set a context. An initial meeting either with you and/or your team will be arranged to discuss this dilemma further and how it impacts the team.
Depending on the issues the Revive practitioner may come to observe activities within the work environment and negotiate other interventions to support the individual or team during the consultation process.
Q What training do you offer?
A We are specialists in providing bespoke training to teams to support them in working with complex populations particularly personality disorder. Practitioners at Revive are involved in the development and delivery of a national training programme to support staff to develop greater awareness about the population and develop good practice.
We are also committed to increasing awareness about mental health difficulties. Topics include understanding how mental health problems develop, typical presentations, early warning signs, early detection and prevention. Topics include:
Depression and Anxiety
Q My staff team do not know what to do with mental health issues and need support. Can you help?
A Yes. Definitely. A combination of training and consultation packages have been effective at supporting teams to develop an understanding and improve ways of working with clients, customers, service users or staff with mental health needs.
Q Staff in my team seem to be burning out what can be offered in this situation?
A There are a few options that might be useful to consider. One is to think about the training needs of the team and what might be useful in this situation, including the topics mentioned above. Equally consultation to managers to consider ways to increase staff morale is also an alternative option. Please speak to staff at Revive for further advice. We look forward to hearing from you.