The aim of my work is to help you uncover the wealth of treasures within you and invest them in a way that honours your values and ambitions

What to expect in Personal Therapy

It can be daunting to think about and search for the right counsellor/psychotherapist for your needs: sometimes you may wish to talk about something that you find uncomfortable and have not disclosed before. You may wonder how a counsellor/psychotherapist will respond to you; you may fear being judged, worry whether they will be able to help or not.
 
Counselling/Psychotherapy sessions with me is a collaboration of minds, working together to achieve your end goal. Your session will take place in a safe and confidential environment where you can expect:
 
  • Acceptance and appreciation for the unique human being you are
  • Support and empathy as you explore your inner and outer world and experiment with new ways of thinking and behave 
  • Conversation that encourages recognition of coping, progress and resources
  • Questions that offer the opportunity to discover your depth, values and strengths, and that may challenge habitual perceptions
  • Encouragement to be opened and present with your feelings and aware of thoughts in a more neutral and relaxed way, to be kind and compassionate with yourself in your learning and development
  • Outcome orientation, working to enable you to make changes in areas that you feel will make the most difference in your life and being clear and specific about how you will recognise progress towards your goals
  • Empowerment arising from feeling that you have a greater range of choice and possibility in your life
  • Enhanced optimism because recognising what you value, what nourishes you, and making congruent choices plays a role in promoting sustainable happiness and contentment
We would typically meet weekly on the same day and time for 50 minutes. These sessions can last as long as you feel you need it to. We will agree targets and benchmarks to measure progress and collectively assess whether the therapy is working towards a successful conclusion.

Initial assessment meeting:
At the first meeting, I will ask some questions about you and your hopes and aims for coming to the session. This is also an opportunity for you to ask me questions and find out if I am the right Counsellor/Personal coach for you. Assuming we decide to work together at this first session, we will make a contract for an initial period e.g. for 6 sessions, before reviewing and then deciding how we continue.