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How will my sessions be structured?

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Elena Touroni, a consultant psychologist at a private clinic in London, explores how therapy sessions are structured so you can get a clearer idea about what is involved. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

Video Transcription

The structure of the sessions will vary depending on the therapeutic approach. With some approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, the structure is very much implied by the approach, so there will be usually some review of how the week has been for the client. Sometimes there might be tasks that the client has to do between sessions, so we might do some homework review. Then usually, we will focus the session on a very particular topic on that week, which might be an area that we’ve identified for working together or something that has come up for them that is particularly urgent for them to resolve that week. And then usually, at the end of the session, we will have… or we’re making a plan about what they might need to be practicing, if they’re practicing new coping structures between weeks and some of the work that they might need to be doing to monitor their feelings, or their thoughts, or things that trigger them on a day-to-day basis. But again, that is very variable between approaches. There are some approaches that are less structured, so Cognitive Analytical Therapy and mentalisation-based treatment are less structured approaches where, again, there will be a focus or a topic that’s being discussed during the session but there won’t be as many interventions that are directly coming from the therapist or questioning that comes from the therapist. Approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are highly structured and involve quite a lot of homework and quite a lot of tasks that the client is doing between sessions and bringing back to the session to the therapist.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.