Counselling & Psychotherapy for Individuals
Who I see
Some of the more severe problems for which people seek psychotherapy with me include PTSD, bipolar disorder, chronic, long term depression and severe childhood trauma.
The most common reasons people see me are stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, past and recent trauma, relationship difficulties, sexual problems, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour and general, non-specific unhappiness.
I also provide counselling to those wishing to enrich their lives by for example improving communication skills, developing emotional literacy, assertiveness or raising self esteem.
We will usually meet for one session at the same time each week. However I can be flexible especially were work commitments make this difficult. A session lasts for one hour.
How long will it take?
You can choose to go for a 'time limited' approach, were we decide at the outset how many counselling or psychotherapy sessions we will have together (ten sessions is common). This is a way of working that tends to be highly focused and can be very time effective. It has the advantage that you know the total cost at the outset. On the other hand, it can feel time pressured. In an 'open ended' approach, we decide not to limit the total number of sessions at the start of the process. This allows for longer, deeper work that may have more long lasting, life changing effects then brief counselling. If you decide on an 'open ended ' approach, you will decide when you feel ready to end.
Still not sure?
I offer a free half hour initial meeting in which you have the opportunity to meet me and ask any questions you may have about the process. I hope this will help you to decide wether you want to try counselling/psychotherapy and wether you think that I am the right counsellor / psychotherapist for you. This meeting is without any obligation.
£55 for a 60 minute session.
Weekdays : 09:00am to 9:00pm.
Saturdays : 09:00am to 12:00noon.