What to expect
The time we share together will provide you with a reflective space and an opportunity to be truly present with yourself and your emotions. Often our experiences, even those which feel most unwelcome and challenging, can help us reach a deeper understanding of ourselves. This enhanced understanding of ourselves can lead to more compassion towards yourself.
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy but we can explore together in various ways including through the use of creative imagination. Creative imagination can be particularly powerful in connecting us to our psyche, through art work, dreams, symbolism, sounds and guided visualisations.
The first session is an assessment session, during which I will ask some questions to help understand why you have chosen to embark on therapy and what you would like to experience. It is also an opportunity for you to ask me questions and explore further what working together would be like.
I offer a welcoming space to LGBTQ+ clients.
Once sessions are underway it is not necessary to work within a predetermined time frame. Perhaps you are aware of what you would like to explore and have a period of time in mind, or you may prefer to work open-endedly. Open-ended work can stop at any point, there is no set time scale. However, as important as a good start is to psychotherapy, there is great value in working towards a meaningful ending, too.