We know it is not always easy to understand what your sessions will be like at Gateway, particularly if you have been referred for a particular type of therapeutic model or intervention. Our explainers are designed to provide some extra information before you come to see us. Sometimes, we will use a mix of therapeutic models to make sure we are helping you and your family in the best way possible. If you are seeing us for DDP and EMDR, for example, you may wish to download both Explainers.
Please feel free to download the relevant Explainer before your sessions (or during them!). If you are not sure what type of work you are accessing from us, you are welcome to contact our admin team for further clarification. We’re always happy to help.
When you come for your first appointment, your clinician will spend some time talking to you about the work we intend to do with you and your family. They will outline a plan for the work (like session frequency, length, etc), as well as answer any questions you might have.