About One-to-One Therapy
We will think together about what makes you 'you'. By this I mean all the people and events in your life that have gone into making you who you are.
In the hugely stressful 21st century world we live in, therapy offers you a chance to take time out for yourself, and reflect on where your life might take you in the future. You could think about it as an investment in your emotional life, that hopefully will impact on your happiness and health in general. I take a holistic approach where I look at all aspects of your life, past and present.
How do we work together?
Psychotherapy provides a safe space where you can think about the way you are living your life now, and your hopes for the future. I am committed to providing therapy in a confidential and non-judgemental way.
When you make a decision to come for therapy, I will carry out an assessment with you to help us understand how your past experiences and relationships may be affecting your life today. We think about how you experienced your parents, grand-parents, siblings, friends, and people who were important to you in some way. This might include teachers, mentors or colleagues.
We also think about experiences which may have been difficult or traumatic for you, such as bullying, family changes or the death of someone close. We will then explore how your experience of the relationships between significant people in your life, such as parents, friends or siblings, may have influenced the ‘script’ by which you now live your own life.
I can help if you are experiencing:
- Relationship break-up or difficulties
- Grief and loss
- Loneliness and isolation
- Low self-esteem
- Chronic illness
- Traumatic life events
- Identity issues
- Feeling stuck and unable to move on or make changes
- Abuse or bullying
- Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
Our first meeting gives you a chance to see if you would like to work with me. We then commit to meeting weekly at the same time. This is your space and it is kept for you every week. Clients often ask me how long the therapy might last. This is always difficult to say, but usually new understanding takes time to emerge, allowing us to live more fully and with greater insight.
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