One-to-one therapy can help you explore your current difficulties in the context of your whole life experience and personality. This can help you develop more self awareness so that you can manage difficulties with more ease and wisdom. In the confidential space of therapy, you can explore parts of yourself in depth. This can help you feel more able to integrate seemingly contradictory aspects of yourself. This can help you manage internal conflicts and also open up deeper connections with others.
How can therapy help?
Learn Emotional Intelligence. Better understand feelings.
Sometimes there is stuckness and we need a ‘reboot’.
Put pieces together
Understand yourself better and how problems come about
Improve empathy, communication and bonds with others at home, work and play
Be more open
Unlocking parts of yourself can bring release and take down barriers you come up against
Move towards values
Find a way to live with more meaning and vitality in coming closer to your values
We help clients with…
- Relationship difficulties: Romantic, family,
- workplace, socially
- Cultural issues
- Parenting difficulties
- Work/life balance
- Loss of meaning and direction
- Bereavement and loss
- Traumatic events: recent or in the past
- Bullying and harassment
- Domestic violence
- Family relationships and conflict
Frequently Asked Questions
How often will I have therapy?
In the initial stages of therapy, you will need to attend at least once a week. Usually the arrangement is set at the same day and time each week, but sometimes the sessions are scheduled around mutual availability.
How long will I be in therapy for?
The length of therapy very much depends on a range of variables. The severity of the condition as well as how longstanding it has been; the objectives of therapy; motivation of the client; the therapist / client relationship fit; the regularity of appointments; are some of the factors that influence how long the therapy will be. We will review after six sessions of therapy to take a view on progress and refine the objectives as necessary.
What will the first therapy session be like?
Going to therapy for the first time can feel daunting. You might be afraid of what suppressed emotions will surface and worry that you will be pushed to say more than you want to. You might also hope that talking to someone brings relief, especially if you have been holding on to difficult feelings for a long time. Perhaps you are wondering how a ‘stranger’ might help or maybe you feel disloyal that you are not sharing information with those closest to you. It is not unusual for clients to at first feel undecided whether therapy is really for them or not.
Before you start therapy, we will be clear on what you hope to get out of it. The success of therapy very much depends on the honesty and safety of the therapeutic relationship. This will support you in gradually extending and stretching outside your current understandings, as well as to probe and focus within yourself. Your therapist will reflect what she notices, asking you more about your experience and offering a non-judgemental space where you can really come to know yourself more deeply. This knowledge will help you see more clearly obstacles, which you yourself or others may be putting up, so that you can step around problems more easily.