Psychotherapy and counselling provide a safe and confidential setting in which to talk about what we feel and think, what worries us, what our dreams and fantasies are. Sitting with another who we can trust and who can listen well has always been a way to ease pain and suffering, and help us find a deeper self-understanding. By resolving past conflicts we can begin to live more fully now.
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. My approach draws on a variety understandings including principally the work of Ron Kurtz and Hakomi Theory, Eugene Gendlin's Focusing and C. G. Jung's Analytical Psychology. However my basic belief is that a mindfulness based psychotherapy can help us to be more fully present with what our life gives us - able to accept without fear what has happened in our past, what is happening now and what might happen in the future. It also strengthens our ability to be more generous to ourself and others. And out of these two, awareness and an intelligent kindness, some insight may be born.
How long does psychotherapy take?
Nowadays I only offer short term therapy that perhaps focuses on a specific issue and assumes your active involvement.
How often do I need to come to therapy?
Most usually we meet at the same time once each week but this is not set in stone.
How much will it cost?
The fee for each psychotherapy session is £55.
How do I choose a psychotherapist?
Psychotherapy is all about relationship so I recommend we meet for an exploratory session and that you make your decision after that. When we meet you can tell the me about yourself and your concerns and we will confirm whether psychotherapy can help. We can also find a good time for both of us to meet. Remember that you need not decide on the spot, you can go away and think about it.
What do I do next?
Simple - phone or email - get in touch.