Whether you need support with a current or longer term issue that is affecting your life, you have made a brave decision. After taking the first step by deciding to seek help, the next step is choosing the right therapist for you.
Coming to therapy, especially for the first time, may feel daunting but it is an investment in your future wellbeing.
During our sessions, you will have time just for you, in a safe and confidential space, where you have the opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family, friends or colleagues. In our first session, we will complete a standardised questionnaire to assess your current level of anxiety and depression and assess any risk factors, and gain a general overview of what is concerning you, what you would like to achieve from therapy and your preferred style of working together. We will review this together regularly.
I will listen empathically to what matters to you and what you wish to change. Working pluralistically, I draw from a number of different therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. I will offer you reflection and the right amount of challenge to help you gain insight and clarity to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. If appropriate, I will offer therapeutic theory in a form that is relevant to you to help you gain understanding and practical strategies to help you cope.
I don’t like to label or categorise ‘issues’. Everyone experiences them in their unique way. But for ease of reference, I regularly work with people experiencing concerns with their relationships, anxiety, depression, stress, low self-worth, eating disorders, loss – bereavement, infertility, divorce, retirement or redundancy – lack of focus or purpose, self-harm, suicidal ideation and abuse – sexual, physical and emotional. That is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should give you an idea of the range of issues where I can help.
Together we will work towards improving your well-being, in a manner and pace to suit you, and empower you to gain different perspectives and make the changes you want in your life and in your relationships with others. It is your journey and will be unique. I will work alongside you to support you and help you get to where you want to be.
If this sounds right for you, please get in touch.