Starting therapy can be felt as a big step and it is important to find someone that you feel you can work with. Therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to talk and can help us make sense of our lives and our feelings.
Sessions are 50 minutes duration and are usually on a weekly basis. I am also qualified to work with clients more frequently. The therapist doesn't set any agenda, the time is used to explore whatever the client brings. This could include experiences, thoughts, feelings, dreams etc.
My approach is psychodynamic which looks at how past experiences can affect the present and why we may have certain patterns of behaviour.
How can therapy help?
Therapy provides a reliable and confidential relationship. Working with a skilled therapist can help you to understand how past experience, concerns about the future or lack of confidence or self esteem may be affecting your life. As your therapist I would not be giving advice but by helping you to explore your thoughts and feelings would help you make your own choices.
How do I start and what can I expect from therapy sessions?
At our initial session I will ask you to talk about yourself and your difficulties and it's an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have.
I usually allow two sessions for us to explore your needs and expectations and for us to decide whether working with me could be useful to you; so we will then have a follow up session a week later to enable us to reflect on the session and decide whether it could be beneficial to work together.
If we decide to work together we would then agree a day and time that’s convenient for you and we would meet at the same time on a weekly basis.
I can be contacted by phone on 07531 082295; if you reach my voicemail please leave your phone number and times when you will be available for me to call you back. You can also make your initial contact by email (see contact page) providing your phone number and convenient times for me to call you. I am the only person who has access to either so your contact will remain confidential.