Therapy is a process over a period of time. Sessions are weekly at a time we have agreed on. They take place in a quiet confidential room.
I usually suggest that we meet for an initial session where you can tell me about what troubles you. I will listen carefully, I will probably ask some questions and I will reflect with you about what I have understood. You will get a sense of how I work and we can discuss whether you would like to have further sessions.
Starting therapy is a commitment as it means making the time to come to your session each week, paying for your sessions, and, importantly, it is an emotional and mental commitment.
Therapy is a collaboration between yourself and your therapist, as you work towards deeper understanding and meaningful change.
While therapy can bring about a deep sense of relief at being listened to, it may be challenging at times too. It is important, then, that there is a relationship of trust, understanding, respect and care.