There are no wrong questions to come to therapy with. Any feelings or issues that sit uncomfortably with you are a valid starting point for therapy – even if you can’t quite put your finger on what these feelings or questions might be. I see my job as helping you to access what you think and feel, and to support you in sensing your way forward.
I believe it’s important to weave together talking about past biographical experiences, as well as focusing on future possibilities, helping you identify both problems and resources. The Biographical Counselling training that I completed, influences my work by integrating ideas about a holistic body, soul and spirit approach. Thinking in this way may be helpful for you in giving you an increased sense of meaning and purpose.
I aim for a co-constructed collaboration between us to be at the heart of our relationship. All the evidence of successful therapy suggests that a positive working alliance between client and therapist makes for the best possible outcome, and I do my best to enable this so that you can get the most out of our work together.
I offer both long and short term work which will be regularly reviewed throughout.
Where do I start?
I suggest an initial consultation. This is an opportunity to meet me and see if I feel like the right person for you. This lasts 1hr and is charged at the hourly fee.
What happens next?
I suggest weekly meetings, but there is no obligation to commit to anything long or short term.
How many sessions will I need?
This is something that we will think about together. I do regular reviews of our work to ensure we are keeping on the right track for you.
Sessions are charged at £60 and I offer a sliding scale if there is financial constraint. There is a cancellation fee payable of the full session fee if appointments are cancelled within 48 hours of the session.
“If we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as if they were what they ought to be, we help them to become what they are capable of becoming.”
Individual Therapy can help with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Relationship difficulties
- Addictive patterns
- Self harming behaviour
- Life crisis and loss of meaning
- Reconnecting to creativity and purpose
- Family issues
- Childhood issues, including abuse and trauma