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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Why Therapy?

Some people begin therapy to address a specific situation; while others may have life-long struggles they need care and support for. Therapy can be utilised to treat a specific problem, or it can be a means of self-discovery, growth and improved well-being. Many people come to therapy because of stress, relationship difficulties, feelings of sadness and loneliness, or because some aspect of their life is not going the way they had hoped. It’s common for people to seek out therapy for general support or to talk to an unbiased, caring listener.

How long will therapy last?

The length of therapy varies based on each person or couple’s needs. Sometimes therapy will be brief (just a few sessions), and sometimes therapy lasts longer (more sessions). If length of treatment is a concern to you, we can discuss it at your initial session and create a plan that works for you. For couples, we offer extended sessions to provide both clients ample time to discuss their concerns. We understand that couples may have a more difficult time coordinating schedules, and may desire longer therapy sessions less frequently.

I think I am feeling anxious / depressed, should I see a therapist?

We understand that it may be difficult to ask for help but at Baker Street Therapy we believe that everyone needs someone to talk to. We invite you to come in and meet with one of our qualified psychotherapists.

I am not sure where to go for help?

Conveniently based just four minutes walk from Baker Street station and close to Harley Street, at Baker Street Therapy you will discover a new fresh perspective and approach to therapy. During your visit, we will explain the holistic and integrative approach we use to get to the source of your situation and describe, in simple and straightforward language, the different types of therapies we use to help our clients.

What types of therapy does Baker Street Therapy use?

All our therapists are certified in each therapy they practice and they keep up to date with new developments in the field.

  • Transactional Analysis
  • Psycho-analytic and Psycho-dynamic Theory
  • Psycho-educational Work
  • Art Therapy
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Humanistic
  • Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What are the qualifications of the therapists?

All of Baker Street Therapy practitioners are qualified and insured to practice. They are skilled, highly experienced, professional and genuinely caring people. As a treatment team we maintain a policy of strict confidentiality and follow the Code of Practice and the Ethical Guidelines of UKCP and BACP.

At Baker Street Therapy we are committed to maintaining the highest standards when it comes to the privacy of therapists and self-referrals.  You may know that on 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect. It affects us as a business and you as a client. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any personal information sent via this website will only be used to contact you with details of services you have requested. Your personal details will not be retained for any other purpose, nor will they be shared with any other organisation.

What are the benefits of therapy?

Therapy has been shown by scientists to be beneficial in hundreds of well-designed research studies. Results have listed numerous positive outcomes, some of which include:

  • Healthier and happier relationships
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-forgiveness
  • Improved expression and management of emotions
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively
  • Decreased defensiveness and anger
  • Increased coping skills
  • Increased ability to draw boundaries with others
  • Improved job performance