Therapy process

We are a private practice in Reading, Berkshire, offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling. People often wonder how therapy works and what it entails. Read below to find out about our simple three step process to help you feel better. There are also some links to further information we’ve written about CBT and choosing private treatment.

The three step process to start therapy

Our process at Brighter Life Therapy is very simple:

  1. Use the general enquiries form below to get in touch. We’ll take the time to listen to what you need and see if we’re the right fit for you.
  2. If we are, we’ll book you into an assessment session for CBT or counselling in the next few weeks.
  3. Usually, our clients will also benefit from further treatment sessions to understand what’s keeping the problem going, and then work on techniques to manage the problems. Therapy can range from anything between 5 and 20 sessions; the average is around 10-15 sessions.

If you have health insurance, please let us know and we can confirm if this is one of the insurers we work with. Some of our therapists are currently working with WPA, Cigna and Aviva.

You can read about our different therapists here, or have a read of our different types of therapies (e.g. counselling or CBT) here.

We try extremely hard to keep a low waiting list (or ideally none at all) to ensure fast access to the support you need. If, however, there is a little wait of a couple of weeks, we will provide you with plenty of relevant resources to support you during that time.

Read more about CBT…

Our therapists mainly offer CBT, as this is the most popular, proven therapy for those suffering from low mood, stress and anxiety. So, what is CBT?

There are many benefits to going private rather than with the NHS. What exactly are they?

Click on the title to read more.

Use the form below to request some support,
or for any general enquiries