My clients come from varied backgrounds and I often work with highly talented and successful individuals either in the short term or with issues that require a longer time span to explore.
Investing in your own personal change and development can be a rich and rewarding experience. Therapy is an opportunity to look at problems in different ways with someone who’ll respect and encourage your opinions and the decisions that you make. It is healthy to reflect on our histories, motivations, and behaviour as this allows us to step back and evaluate how our feelings and actions are affecting our lives. Through reflection, we can develop greater emotional resilience and understanding. Therapy can improve relationships, physical and mental wellbeing, and our sense of fulfilment, happiness and meaning.
Therapy sessions are often different and varied. It is your time, and what you talk about will vary according to your needs and focus. You can talk about whatever you like, from your past experiences, daily events, current decisions or choices, feelings, thoughts, regrets and hopes. Sometimes clients are not sure what they want to achieve when they first come to therapy – it may be just a feeling of wanting things to get better, or there may be a sense that nothing in life fits any more. As we work through a process of clarification this lack of clarity changes and more specific goals may develop. I provide a safe space in which to explore your issues and work towards your self-improvement. If you prefer to approach your issues in a more practical way, then I may also use some cognitive behavioural therapy and/or mindfulness techniques to help you to develop alternative ways of doing things and encourage coping skills.
Some people are nervous about starting therapy. This is perfectly normal, especially if you do not know what to expect. You may feel awkward at first, but I will do my best to help you to feel comfortable and supported in your decision to come to see me.
During your first appointment, we will discuss confidentiality and then explore any current issues which have brought you to therapy. I will also listen to your background history, present experiences and your hopes for therapy.
Ongoing sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually at the same time each week.