Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I set up a consultation?

You can self refer directly to Sparkling Minds Practice by contacting us.

If you are a professional please also contact us to discuss the referral.

 

How long are the sessions?

The assessment consultation is 90 minutes.  Subsequent therapy sessions are 50mins.

 

What happens in a therapy session?

It depends on the age of the client and the presenting issue. Our work with younger children is typically  play-based whereas for older children, young people and adults we use talking therapies.

 

How often are the therapy sessions?

Effective therapy is set up on a weekly basis on the same day at the same time. Regular attendance promotes better outcomes.

 

Are the sessions confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed unless discussed with you. We can explain this further during your initial assessment.

 

How long does therapy last?

It varies. We will create an individual therapy plan for you. Therapy sometimes lasts a few weeks and sometimes longer.

 

What can I expect on our first meeting? 

The purpose of the initial 90 minutes consultation between one or more clinicians and parents/carers is to understand as much as possible about the relevant history and experiences of the child, young person and family. 

 

How much will it cost?

Please contact us for information about our rates.