General Therapy FAQs Archives - The School Of Life

We have a distinctive vision of how people change – and of what a therapy service therefore needs to be.

Our psychotherapists will conduct a formal assessment of your situation, discuss a plan of action, and then regularly check in on progress. They know that your time is limited and they are keen to work with you to accelerate positive evolutions.

We run weekly Therapeutic Groups which we see as complimentary to one-on-one psychotherapy – and we invite you to try a range of Mind & Body therapies which help to embed change and move you towards greater ease and freedom.

Finally, we offer a number of Emotional Education classes which take you through the key themes of psychological life – equipping you with ideas to invigorate, console and guide.

Overall, we see ourselves as providing not just a therapist but a complete wrap-around service that will cater to all of your psychological needs.

 

 

Navigate to the type of therapy you are interested in and look at the biographies of the therapists on offer. When you have selected the therapist you wish to meet, move to purchase an initial session. 

Please note that The School of Life does not – from a legal and contractual point of view – offer therapy services directly. Rather, it facilitates appointments with licensed independent therapists that we have carefully chosen. So you should note that the therapist-client relationship will therefore ultimately always be between you and the therapist rather than you and The School of Life.

The best move is to book an initial therapy session and address concerns and thoughts with the therapist themselves.

If there is something else we can help with, do email us at: [email protected].

All psychotherapists affiliated with The School of Life are registered and accredited with either the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council or the British Psychological Society (BPS), or other professional bodies depending upon their jurisdiction of practice and licensure. 

Our therapists meet regularly with one another – under the guidance of our clinical director, Desa Markovic – for continual professional development and to share best practice. You can be reassured that we undertake a rigorous process to confirm that all our therapists have the correct and up to date accreditations, qualifications and insurances to practice in their chosen field. 

Our affiliated therapists offer therapy sessions Monday to Friday at a range of times. Please use our booking tool to search for available appointment times with your chosen therapist and modality. For ongoing therapy, you might be invited to join a waiting list. If you have very specific appointment requirements, such as wanting an exact evening slot, you might need to wait a few weeks or, at worst, months.

Soon after completing the purchase of an initial session, you will receive an automated email with information about our therapy service – and next steps.

Your therapist will contact you directly prior to the session you booked via email with the online link and further details. Please make sure you periodically check the email address you entered at checkout, including your junk folder.

Sadly, we do not currently offer therapy for children or adolescents under the age of 18.

During the initial session you will have the opportunity to disclose any topics you might want to bring to therapy with a skilled therapist as well as questions and concerns.

We would suggest attending weekly but please do talk this through with your psychotherapist during your early consultations.

If you are experiencing difficulties and feel you will benefit from seeing a therapist urgently, we advise you to seek help through services that offer emergency support. If you think you have a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 (US) or 999 (UK) or go to the nearest open clinic or emergency room. We try our best to accommodate requests, but it might take a few days to find a date that suits both your and your therapist’s schedule.