What to expect from sessions.

Sessions provide time to talk and reflect on a range of
topics that are occupying you. This might include past  
memories, current life concerns, relationship issues, dreams,
sensations, feelings, thoughts and wishes.

I will help you to explore what’s happening and we can think about how best to make things better. I may reflect back to you to help you make sense or make connections between different parts of your story. We might consider alternative perspectives, or explore issues, feelings and sensations more deeply.

What is the length and frequency of sessions?

 

I offer an initial half hour appointment arranged at a mutually convenient time as an opportunity to experience what working with me might be like, decide if psychotherapy may be beneficial to you and discuss any concerns you have. This is followed by a more in depth assessment session where we continue to get to know each other and will last 50 minutes. 

I will ask you about your current situation, your early life and what you hope to gain from talking together.

Mostly appointments are face to face, however, I am able to sometimes offer a skype or telephone appointment if a person is travelling or temporarily away from home.

If we decide to work together subsequent sessions last 50 minutes and take place on the same day and time each week.  In order to gain the most from your sessions frequency varies from once a week to multiple sessions a week.  This will be discussed and agreed together during your assessment. I offer open ended sessions and short term contracts.

How long will psychotherapy last?

The length of therapy varies and is dependent on each unique persons needs and wishes.  It can last from several months to a number of years, working best when clients are able to see it not as something done to them or a treatment to fix, rather as a process they are equally responsible for together with their therapist.

Some people require short term therapy and enter psychotherapy to simply learn more about themselves and find the experience of psychotherapy invaluable in increasing confidence and worth, improving personal and professional relationships, becoming better able to handle stress and to have a richer and more satisfying emotional life.

An investment in long term integrative psychotherapy can have a profound effect.  A deeper self-awareness and compassionate attitude can lead to more adaptive thought and behavioural strategies. By bringing into awareness patterns of relating you acquire through early experiences you can experience a powerful and positive effective on your relationship with yourself and others, an increasing tolerance of your emotional world, a more meaningful and thus more comfortable relationship towards being in your own skin, as well as acquiring a deep acceptance of who you are which means that you will to be able to make better choices about your present and future.

I offer both open-ended psychotherapy and fixed short term work.

My Approach to Psychotherapy and Counselling

My ethos stems from a belief that we all need the opportunity in life to have a place to emotionally grow, enquire about ourselves and be supported through our difficulties.

My commitment is to offering that opportunity through my focus on a clients’ inner world and their relationship with their bodies, mind, feelings and spirit. I pay close attention to the quality of the relationship between client and therapist as I believe that this is what is at the heart of the therapeutic process.  

I seek to develop a way of working with each client unique to their needs and way of being. 

My intention is to bring attitudes of kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion, humour and a gentle authenticity to this process.  I like to think of this as  recalling parts of our self and re-integrating them.  A process of ‘making you more you’.

Contact me for a FREE 30 MINUTE consultation me on: 07891 517470 or 01273-721222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.