Psychotherapy is used to work through emotional and mental health difficulties. It involves talking to a trained therapist, who will support you in developing your awareness and understanding your issues. With this enhanced awareness, you can identify alternative ways of responding to situations, and choose the best response to meet your needs.
For psychotherapy I require a minimum of a weekly commitment. We will generally meet at the same time each week for 50 minutes. If there is an occasion when you cannot attend at your regular time, I will endeavour to find you an alternative time in the same week. If it is not possible to meet in person, there is an option of conducting the session via Skype/FaceTime or telephone.
The content of psychotherapy sessions can vary. You can read more about the way I work in the “Approach” section. However, it is common in the initial stages to spend some time identifying the issues you wish to address and work together to clarify what you really want from the therapy. We will probably explore your present situation too (lifestyle, interests, habits and routines, support system), and your life history, including childhood experiences and early relationships. Whatever the topic, I will encourage an attitude of curiosity and present-centred awareness. I will describe my experience and observations as we progress, and encourage you to do the same.