If you decide to contact me, we will meet to assess whether we would like to work together. Through talking and listening, we will explore the problem from a variety of angles before deciding on a course of action which suits you. The type of person you are, psychological factors and many other issues can all contribute to maintaining or solving a problem so assessments can take more than one session.
Some people find that 4 to 6 sessions are enough to find a thoughtful and considered solution to their difficulties. However, most people need more time to explore their problems and to deepen their understanding of themselves before deciding on which things to change and how. They can then experiment with doing things in different ways before finding a new way which works for them in their particular circumstances.
I will listen to you and we will talk in a way which aims to help you to overcome or adjust to your problem in the best way. Through sympathetic listening and skilful sensitive questioning, we undertake a joint effort to go back to the beginning of the problem, to help you to gain clarity and insight, to plan and to try out changes which will help you to make changes in yourself. In addition I am trained in particular psychological techniques aimed at specific, hard-to-shift behavioural problems or patterns.
Psychotherapy, Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work best when you can trust me and speak as openly as you can about yourself and your difficulties. The next step is to be willing to try some new ideas or ways of behaving when that time in the therapy comes. Most psychotherapy and counselling clients report that they have found their therapy extremely helpful.
Wednesday: 8AM - 7PM
Thursday:8AM - 7PM
Friday: 8AM - 7PM