Frequently asked questions
What are the different types of therapy I incorporate?
Person centred therapy is a humanistic approach that focuses on the person and present experiencing. It focuses on emotions and feelings as the gateway to expanding self and achieving potential.
Cognitive behavioural therapy explores thoughts. It seeks to identify and challenge negative responses to re-frame thinking and gain a healthy perspective of self and the world.
Psychodynamic theory explores the past, childhood and family relationships to try and break free of old, outdated patterns.
When will I start seeing changes?
It is really hard to put an exact time on when you'll start to notice positive changes within you and retrospectively in your environment. Everyone is different- therapy goes at a pace that naturally coincides with an individual's natural rhythym.
It is often a gradual, gentle change as we work through the layers of personality, conscious and unconscious processing.
Therapy can be hard and emotional but in the end, rewarding and liberating.
What happens in the first, initial session?
After we've had our initial communication, we would then arrange for our first session in-person, over zoom or by telephone, lasting 50 minutes.
This session is really about us meeting and getting to know each other, and for me to find out what brings you to therapy.
Unlike all other sessions, it is predominately guided by me. We will discuss and establish ways of working together, go through the contract and answer any questions or queries you may have.
How long is therapy meant to last?
Therapy works best long term but it really is up to you how long you'd like it to last.
If you have a specific issue you'd like to work on, we can agree to a set number of sessions and review once we get there.
We can decide in the initial session how often to review the work. When we review, we'll have a discussion about how you're feeling and how things are progressing.
It's not uncommon to have an array of feelings and emotions intertwined to a range of issues. The nature of therapy often means that as one issue or subject matter is explored, others are brought to light.