1. How long is a treatment session?
The first consultation lasts for one hour and subsequent sessions last for 50 minutes.
2. If I come for treatment how often would I need to see you?
The frequency of consultations and the length of the treatment varies from one patient to another depending on their specific needs. Many patients come for treatment once a week on a regular basis and David Kraft reserves a specific day and time for them.
3. Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
No, but some insurance companies make this a requirement for you to be able to claim, in which case you will need to contact your insurance company first.
4. Does my G.P have to know that I am seeing you?
All patients are required to sign a consent form indicating whether they do or do not wish David Kraft to write to their General Practitioner.
5. Can I be cured in one treatment session?
Most patients require a course of treatment. However, in the case of smokers who are highly motivated to give up cigarettes and in some cases of insomnia it is sometimes possible to achieve a successful out come in one treatment session.
6. I have been smoking for 30 years. Can you help?
Yes, certainly, provided that you really want to stop smoking.
7. What are your working hours?
My consultation hours are from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.
8. Are you recognised by the major Health Insurance Companies?
Yes. Some insurance companies may require you to get a Pre-authorisation Number before treatment begins.
9. I have a sleep problem can it be treated with out tablets?
Yes I have successfully treated patients who suffer from a variety of sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, and snoring.
10. I suffer from depression but do not wish to take antidepressant medication can this be treated in some other way?
Yes certainly: this can be effectively treated by using either psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, or a combination of these.
11. Do you treat all types of phobia?
The treatment of phobias is one of Kraft’s special areas of interest and he has successfully treated a wide variety of phobias. He tailors the treatment according to the individual patients needs. This may include the use of psychotherapy, and/or hypnotherapy. The treatment may also involve confronting the feared object or situation in real life.
12. I have an alcohol problem what can I do?
Excessive drinking of alcohol can be treated successfully if the patient is well motivated. David Kraft may use one of two approaches to treatment depending on the severity of the problem. There is a high rate of success in both these forms of treatment provided the patient perseveres.