What To Expect?



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

& Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

During the first session we will discuss any issues, define goals and estimate the number of sessions
required. We will go through in detail how the therapy works, and the roles assigned to therapist
and client.

Work towards change begins immediately and significant progress can be expected within 6-8


Each session is 50 minutes long. During each session, we will agree appropriate tasks to
perform before the next session, building upon what was discussed. Performing these tasks between sessions is a fundamental and effective part of the change process. They might be challenging but never overwhelming.


What to expect during the initial consultation:

Prior to your initial consultation you will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire along with a 3 day food diary.


During the initial consultation, we will go through a Functional Health Assessment consisting of a discussion about your previous medical history, family medical history, current health concerns, stress levels and lifestyle habits. You will receive your programme via email within 24 - 48 hours of your consultation, this allows me time to do any further research necessary.




Osteopathy is tailored to the individual, but in general an osteopathic consultation will follow the same basic pattern;


  1. We will take a comprehensive medical history (including all current symptoms, medications, leisure activities and general health questions).

    If we ask any questions that you do not wish to answer then it is essential that you let us know that you do not want to answer them (rather than omitting a potentially important piece of information).


  2. We will ask you to undress to your underwear and perform some simple movements.

    This is to assess how different areas of your body are moving, interacting and functioning with each other. We believe that good function leads to better outcomes and we need to see you to see how you function. The most important thing is that you are comfortable in what you are wearing.


  3. We will explain our findings, identifying any "areas of dysfunction", and then discuss with you appropriate treatment options and request your consent before starting any treatment.

    Dysfunction is what we refer to as areas of the body which we feel could be working better or which are resulting in pain or other symptoms. We treat with our hands, using manual techniques to relax muscles and articulate joints. We believe that we can affect all structures of the body in this way, and
    we will explain how what we are doing will effect you.



More Information can be found on what to expect from the


General Osteopathic Council