How I Work
As an Integrative Therapist I combine multiple theoretical approaches; Person centred, Psychodynamic, and Solution focused. I draw on different methods and ways of working that are bespoke and specific to what is best for you and your presenting problem.
To me everybody is unique, we all have our own experiences of life with all its traumas, conflicts, dilemmas, and aspirations. Life can often be difficult to talk about and can vary from day to day anxiety to more difficult situations. Therapy allows you to make sense of these experiences no matter their size, and speaking to someone trained to really listen can help you express those feelings in a private safe space.
My approach focuses on you by offering a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space/approach from which we can explore and help you develop understanding of your inner world. I will help you reflect on your experience with the aim of gaining some clarity on what may be distressing you.
The First Session
Coming to therapy can be daunting at first, and it is important to find a therapist you feel comfortable enough with to be vulnerable. Everything we do will be taken at your pace. The most important thing for the start of therapy is for you to feel comfortable in saying as much or as little as you like.
The first session gives me a chance to get to know you a little. I will ask about you and your background, discuss your hopes and expectations, and offer ideas as to how we might approach them. It is also the opportunity for you to ask me any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. If after the consultation and with no obligation you would like to move forward with sessions we can then review your hopes and goals along the way as the work unfolds.