St Martin's Clinic
Dr Nicholas Cook
Professional assessment and treatment of alcohol, drug and related mental health problems
The first few sessions will involve a comprehensive evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some initial impressions of what our work might include. At that point, we will discuss your treatment goals and create a personalised initial treatment plan, if you decide to continue. You should evaluate this information as well as your own assessment about whether you feel comfortable working with me. Cognitive therapy in particular involves not just a commitment of time and money but also active participation on your part both in and out of sessions. Once treatment begins we will reassess progress on a regular basis and agree together any changes that might be needed. I'll always let you know my thoughts and you should do the same.
So, if you have questions about your treatment plan we should discuss them whenever they arise.