Your initial session will form our introduction, contract, assessment and therapy, taking 1 hour 15 minutes. At the end of this session we should have a good understanding of presenting issues and areas to be worked on, should you wish to continue your therapy.
Each subsequent 1 hour session is bespoke, tailored to your needs at the time, with the emphasis on working at your pace but also being as effective as possible. During these sessions we will explore your thoughts, emotions, feelings, behaviour patterns and coping strategies, in a safe and confidential environment. Being heard, re-framing your thoughts, learning new techniques, approaches and ways of coping will enable you to move forward in a more positive way.
The main focus of Counselling/Psychotherapy is to give you the opportunity to share and be heard. You are the expert on your life, not the Therapist; no-one understands you better than you, and sometimes all that is needed is a helping hand to see the way forward.
Adapting your coping strategies, learning new skills, understanding what is in your control and how to let go of what is not working for you can simply transform the way you look at and handle situations and ultimately change your life.
Person-Centred/Integrative Therapy offers the environment where you can explore yourself and life’s issues without fear of rejection or judgment.
In time, you will begin to understand yourself, your strengths and weaknesses and identify how you can move forward and make changes to enhance your life and individual experience.
At the end of each session you will be asked if you wish to continue with your journey.
You are an individual and will be treated and respected as that - there are no limits to the number of sessions required or indeed an ‘average’ number needed - your therapy is as individual as you are.
I work flexible hours to accommodate circumstances and lifestyle, and tailor each session according to requirements.