Reaching the decision to seek outside support can be a difficult journey and it is a brave step to take. People are often recommended, or consider counselling and psychotherapy as an option, but are unsure what to expect from the process and how it can be of help.
For some, it can be easier to talk about personal issues with a professional who is independent of friends and family, to understand your experiences and help you to untangle difficult thoughts and emotions. For others, the thought of speaking to someone who is removed from their life can feel difficult, even if it might be beneficial to do so.
The first priority in my practice, is to offer a safe space through a supportive and cooperative therapeutic relationship, where you can can look inside and learn about yourself in ways you have not been able to do before, or may not have learnt to do outside of such a space. Within this, I see both client and therapist as active members of the therapeutic venture, wherein I seek to cultivate a relationship that promotes a transitional space that allows for transformation and growth.
Early on, I encourage collaboration, so together we will agree on the goals of therapy and I will ask you to share what is most important to you in the moment. It’s important to elaborate as much as possible on your experience, so I will encourage you to articulate your experiences and life events in as much detail as you can.
Through the process of our work together, I will attempt to guide you in making connections concerning the parts of your life and your experiences that have been troubling you, so that you will be able to construct new, more meaningful experiences that allow visible shifts in the relationship with yourself and others.
As an integrative therapist, I take a multidisciplinary approach by adapting and drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor how we work in a way that will be most beneficial to you as an individual. One of the most important parts of my role is to create an environment where you feel safe enough to explore … Continue reading What to expect
During our initial appointment, we will get to know each other and I will answer any questions you have about counselling and psychotherapy honestly and as clearly as I can. There is no obligation for you to commit to further sessions with me, if you have reservations it may be that I can offer some … Continue reading Your first appointment