What you can expect
Rest assured you are not alone out there and many individuals and families are faced with these or similar challenges which I helped them overcome.
1st Session Practical Details
At the end of the session we will decide whether it feels ok to work together to meet your needs for change, and if so we will agree a number of sessions (normally 8, 12 or 16). When the number of agreed sessions is reached we will have a review session to assess the current progress and discuss a way forward.
Following the initial assessment, we will start to meet on a regular basis. This is normally once per week for a session of 50 minutes, at the same time on the same day. We will sit in a quiet, confidential space and talk about what is on your mind and the issues you choose to discuss at a pace you feel comfortable with. You will not be pressured to talk about anything which you do not choose to or you do not feel ready to explore.
My task as therapist is to help you achieve an understanding of your feelings, of your patterns of behaviour and of their meanings and to find together ways to change the aspects of your life you are not happy with, and to find the “right” language to communicate with your beloved ones. This is often achieved by enabling you to draw from your pool of strengths and skills, and by empowering you to change the way you relate with your inner self and with the important people in your life.
The way we talk
This is done in a non-judgemental or non-blaming way. I will work with you to help you understand how you arrived at that point in your life and what you want to be or do different.