Therapy

What I’d like to know about you…

I don’t believe you fit into a neat box or that a label is enough to describe how you feel.  Instead of including a list of “problems” or “labels” of things that you might be struggling with, what I offer is a ‘whole person’ approach.

This means I’m interested in;

  • your context,
  • how your life matches with what you expected it to be,
  • the challenges you’ve overcome to find youself where you are now,
  • what difficulties you’re facing each day,
  • the differences you’d like to see in your life etc.

What you’d like to change

change

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In my experience, many of the difficulties we have overlap, like in these examples…

  • Your confidence and self-esteem might have taken a knock after a life change like parenting, retiring or re-locating;
  • You may have relationship difficulties because of abuse or bullying you suffered as a child;
  • Alcohol has become your way of coping because of the anxiety you feel after a bereavement or other loss;
  • Living with chronic pain means your life isn’t what it used to be, so you feel depressed;
  • You feel like you’ve lost your purpose after a break-up, job change or children leaving home.

You are unique, and your reasons for coming to therapy are unique too.  That’s why I make our work specifically about your needs, and we work together to find out what works best for you.

What I offer is a free session for us to talk through the broad reasons why you are thinking about coming to therapy, and if we’re happy to go ahead, we can put in place arrangements that suit you.

As a registered BACP member, I follow their ethical guidelines, so if I think I don’t have the specific skills or experience you need, I do my best to give you suggestions for someone else who can help.

There is a great deal of evidence to show that the most successful therapy works because of the relationship built between client and therapist, regardless of ‘how’ therapy takes place.

“Common factors such as empathy, warmth, and the therapeutic relationship have been shown to correlate more highly with client outcome than specialized treatment interventions”

(Lambert, M. J., & Barley, D. E. (2001)

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions, and when you’re ready, contact me here to arrange your free initial session.