My Process for Psychotherapy in London
We Sit, You Talk, I Listen
If you are wondering whether psychotherapy in London will be right for you then please get in touch to schedule a free initial consultation. Together we can discuss your issues, think about what you hope to gain from therapy and I can answer any questions you may have to help you decide. If we both agree that psychotherapy would be a way forward, we can arrange a workable schedule based on resources and availability. This would typically mean one or two sessions per week and can be time-limited or open-ended. Occasionally it's useful for this initial consultation to be longer than the usual fifty-minute session. This can be discussed when you call for psychotherapy in London.
These last for fifty minutes (the therapeutic hour), and the frequency with which we meet will depend on your needs and therapeutic goals. Regular attendance at the agreed time and place is crucial for the work to be effective. Of course, I understand that this is not always the case, as things come up that need to be attended to, and there can be some flexibility in such cases.
Every session is unique. It is an engagement, an encounter, a place where together we sit and you are invited to explore your internal world. It is a neutral, safe, confidential space where you can say anything without fear of retaliation or judgement. Generally, I will only speak if I think it might be helpful unless I feel greater participation on my part, is what’s most helpful. So, it can in many ways resemble a conversation. Together we can explore and challenge any unhelpful assumptions that you may hold about the world and your place in it, and we can discover new perceptions and ways of thinking that will affect your life in a positive way.
There are a number of reasons you may be seeking therapy :
Our relationship with ourselves and others is formed by our earliest experiences of others, usually our parents or carers. Personality and emotional disorders are nearly always linked with these early experiences. Working with me may not resolve the issues completely, but can help ameliorate some of the ongoing difficulties you endure and improve your relationships.
Do you think you may have a problem with:
Addictions are often caused by deeply rooted psychological issues that you may be unaware of. Addictions can be self-destructive and you may be struggling to overcome it by yourself. If so, as a psychotherapist in London, I can help you understand any underlying causes and support you as you make the positive changes you want in your life.
There are a number of reasons you may be seeking help including:
If so, you may have irregular eating patterns, and this can negatively impact your health and your mind. Counselling and psychotherapy can help deal with your food-related psychological issues, and we will be able to look at the reasons for this. We will also examine the underlying fears and anxieties that drive your compulsions.
Whatever type of anxiety you may have, counselling and psychotherapy can help you. I can help you to understand why this anxiety has arisen. In thinking, talking and understanding the origins of particular anxieties the negative impact can often be ameliorated, leaving you more able to live a more full and less anxious life.
These are just some of the issues that I can help you with. If you are struggling to cope with a problem in your life, then please get in touch and we’ll be able to have an informal chat, then decide if counselling and psychotherapy in London is the right choice for you.