WHAT IS THERAPY/COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counselling, is a process of meeting a therapist, over either short or long-term periods, to help you bring about effective change or enhance your wellbeing.
My role as a therapist is to support and enable you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours openly and freely. All information shared between us will remain confidential (unless someone is at risk of harm) to ensure that a strong, trusting, safe relationship can be built.
WHAT IS PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY?
My personal experience and my training have informed my understanding and my practice of psychodynamic therapy. I believe humans are connected with and influenced by their past, cultures, families and so on. I believe a person’s past, whereas their past experiences or their past relationships, can hugely inform or shape how they behave, think and interact with other people. Therefore, I put emphasis in the relational side of therapy, which means I consider therapy is not just simply a one-way street to solutions, by forming a safe and trusted relationship in therapy, it is also a road towards greater actualisation of who you are as a human being. By forming such relationship, the past or the present might be replayed again in the counselling process, and by looking at those re-occurring themes, we might be able to open a door to discover something you have not noticed before. And by being more aware of the unknown, you might be able to find a new way to relate or view your worries, stress or your existing relationships.
WHAT I OFFER
It can be a daunting process to start your counselling journey. It takes a lot of effort and courage to lay your innermost thoughts and feelings bare, especially if you have felt you were misunderstood, neglected, dismissed or hurt before. Therefore, I strive to make sure you are supported as much as possible by providing an empathetic, holding and containing environment. I aim to create a space where you can show your true self, be accepted, be afraid, be vulnerable, and where you can take steps at your own pace.
Counselling is not a magical quick fix, but in my experience it can give you new insights and promote personal freedom.
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COUNSELLING SESSION'S LENGTH, FREQUENCY AND LOCATION
I offer short-term and longer-term open-ended therapy, with each session taking place on a weekly basis and for 50 minutes.
Appointments are available throughout the day including evening and early morning appointments (from 8:00am).
I offer face-to-face and online counselling (ZOOM, Phone).
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WHO I WORK WITH
I work with individuals (age 18+) and organisations.
WHO I CAN SUPPORT YOU WITH
Low self-worth and identity issues
Issues relating to childhood experiences
Cultural and racial issues
Loss and bereavement
WHAT HAPPEN NEXT?
Contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation
I understand it is not an easy task to choose a therapist who is the right fit for you and I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation and an introductory session at a reduced rate where you can find out more about me and how we might work together.
Counselling is a huge commitment in terms of your psyche, finance, time and energy. There is no obligation after our initial session to go ahead with counselling, some people may change their mind or feel that therapy is not for them and that is fine.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email. I aim to get back to you as soon as possible and within 24 hrs.