About therapy

“It was very difficult but it was ultimately the healing thing, talking was really a very strong part of the healing.” — Stephen Fry

Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. In our initial meeting, you can tell me about your difficulties and what you hope to achieve. We will get a sense of how we might work together. Initially, we can meet for 6 sessions before making a decision about longer-term therapy. Regular weekly sessions are important for therapy to be effective.

I offer psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. This type of therapy has a strong evidence base and is offered in the NHS to treat mild to severe mental health conditions. It is particularly well suited to clarify your current difficulties in the context of the present and past lived experience. You might feel confused, stuck, or a sense of futility.  There does not seem to be a clear way forward.  Sometimes self-doubt or self-critical tendencies get in the way of your efforts to better your life.   

 The therapeutic process is collaborative: I do not judge nor advise but work with you to think about your thoughts and feelings. Patterns or repetitions become clear, links are made, and meanings emerge over the course of therapy. Clients often report greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and more freedom in their lives.