Counselling and psychotherapy use a similar range of skills. The therapist listens empathically and non-judgementally. I aim to create a safe space and relationship within which the client can share her/his thoughts and feelings.
The relationship between the client and the therapist is extremely important if psychotherapy is to be effective so it is important for the client to feel comfortable to engage with the therapist.
Psychotherapy can be short term or long term depending on the degree of difficulty the client is experiencing and on the outcome the client wants.
I treat all contact with you and information disclosed to me as confidential. In line with the BACP ethical code of practice I undertake professional supervision of my work.
It is usual to meet weekly at a regular time. However, if this is not possible, due to childcare or work commitments, we can arrange our appointments on a week-by-week basis.
How long will it take?
Iâ€™m afraid this is impossible to answer. Sometimes clients come for just a few sessions and feel that they have got the answers they were looking for. Others have bigger issues, which take longer to deal with. Some people come with one problem, solve it and then want to look at something else. It will be up to you decide how many sessions you would like. I always suggest that we review our work every six sessions to look at our progress and to see what you would like more or less of in our sessions.
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 10pm
Some evenings available