What issues can psychotherapy help with?
All of us experience difficult or emotionally troubled times in our lives; memories of the past, painful events in the present and worries about the future can all stretch our capacity to cope with everyday life.
Whether you feel lonely, anxious, depressed, or worried about work, relationships or family life, talking to an experienced psychotherapist can help you make sense of it all, and enable you to live a more fulfilling life.
What can I expect?
I start with the here and now, with what has brought you to therapy at this time. If I ask about events in your past, it is so that we can consider together what relevance they may have to your current situation.
The process of uncovering and exploring the origins of distress, and the emotional wounds that lie behind it, can be painful; you may feel worse before you begin to feel better.
While that is quite natural and not a cause for undue concern, what will be crucial is that you feel safe in my presence and trust that I will support and guide you.
How many sessions will I need?
Because you will know when you have achieved the outcome you want, you are the best judge of how many sessions you will need.
Some people feel better simply as a result of having been able to talk about what is troubling them, and the issue may be resolvable in one or a limited number of sessions.
For others, the insights gained over the course of therapy may lead them to explore in more depth over a longer period of time, or they may initially come for a relatively short time and then return for further sessions at a later date.
I will work with you for as long or as short a time as we both feel is beneficial and appropriate.