You may be facing difficulties or experiencing unhappiness in relationships, work or any situation in life that causes you to feel low or anxious. As a result of that, the way you feel or behave may have adversely changed (for example you may have become irritable, unsociable, panicky or angry, sad or unable to sleep or relax) or you may have adopted harmful ways of coping with these problems (for example by abusing alcohol or drugs or by becoming abusive and violent). Most people, at some stage in their lives, have problems like these; it is important to know that you are not alone and that help is at hand in the form of psychological therapy and/or counselling.
Who can benefit from therapy?
The very fact that you are looking at this website may mean that you could benefit. By looking at the issues I commonly help with (see list), you will be better placed to decide whether psychological therapy or counselling is for you. How would therapy be carried out
The first appointment is necessary for you to tell me what is your presenting issue and for me to try and grasp and understanding for your needs. This is called an assessment and it can take up to 1 1/2 hours;we then collaboratively discuss the best way to begin working together. If, at the end of the assessment, you wish to continue into therapy, I ask you to commit for 6 sessions. This is the minimum time needed to make therapy efficacious and to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship.