I am interested in helping you to live more a more effective and satisfying life and will expect you will take your insights and knowledge gained through the therapy process into your life.
Therapy is about examining your life, changing unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, behaviour and limiting ways of relating to others. Both Counselling and Psychotherapy are focused on helping you to improve your relationships, removing distress from your life and helping you to live a more creative, resourceful, and satisfying life.
The therapy process is often painful but leads to greater contentment in life. Unfortunately, there are no magic wands, and resolution of problems often takes time, courage, and determination. You will need to be an active participant in your change process- therapy is something you do, rather than something which is done to you.
The therapeutic relationship is of prime importance and is a particular kind of relationship. You can expect to experience it as supportive but challenging. You can expect to be treated with respect and integrity.
Almost everyone could benefit from psychotherapy at some point during their lives. If you are struggling to cope with negative emotions or feelings or feel overwhelmed by a life change, psychotherapy might help you. What sort of therapy you need is also affected by whether you’ve already done other forms of therapy. If you have done psychotherapy in the past and have a strong understanding of yourself, you might just need a round of action-focussed counselling. Whereas if you have never tried therapy before and have troubles resolving problems, a more open-ended therapy that helps you understand yourself deeply and build self-confidence might be life changing.