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Individual psychotherapy and analysis 

Initial contact is usually over the phone or via email. You will have been referred to me by a third party, or you will have found me yourself. During our first phone call you might tell me a little of what is motivating you to want to see me.

What will happen?

We will arrange an initial appointment. During this appointment, I will listen carefully to your presenting concerns as well as to any relevant details of your background history. I will think with you about what you tell me, so that we can both gain some understanding about some of the issues which may be contributing to your current concerns. If we both think that further discussion is a good idea, we will meet regularly for an initial exploratory period. During this initial process, I will continue to listen carefully and share my insights and ideas with you and we will think together about what is happening for you. We will discuss the treatment options which appear to be indicated and we will agree on how to move forward with the therapy or analysis. This will include disscussions about frequency of sessions.

How often will I come to see you?

Frequency of sessions is determined by the nature of the presenting concerns and how complex the links are between current concerns and deeper issues that may have a long history. We might decide that weekly psychotherapy offers you the support you need and we may embark on a weekly psychotherapy process. However, sometimes, it is helpful to meet more often in order to provide the safety, continuity and careful thinking that facilitates understanding complex underlying problems. 

'I look forward to coming here, even though it is sometimes challenging ... I finally have been able to understand how the circumstances of my life haved shaped me and I can move on.'

 


Couple psychotherapy

What will happen?

Initial contact is usually made by one partner over the phone or via email. You will have been referred to me by a third party, or you will have found me yourself. During our first phone call you might tell me a little of what is motivating you to want to see me.We will arrange an initial meeting for the three of us. During this appointment, I will listen carefully to your shared account of what is troubling you in your relationship. The three of us will think together and try and understand some of the issues that are causing difficulties. If we all agree that further discussion would be helpful, then the three of us will meet regularly for an initial exploratory period. During this initial process, I will continue to listen carefully and share my insights and ideas with you and we will think together about what is happening for you. We will discuss the treatment options which appear to be indicated and we will agree on how to move forward with the therapy. 

'We are learning to communicate in a different way here  that is much more productive for us. Our relationship is improving.' 

 

Clinical Supervision

I offer clinical supervision to qualified practitioners as well as those in training. These include psychotherapists, art therapists and other professionals who may wish to take advantage of a reflective space in which to explore and understand their clinical, managerial or more general work-place experiences. Supervision takes place individually or in small groups.

'It is such a relief to come here and know that I have a safe place where I can think about what is going on at work so that I can go back to my patients feeling refreshed and with new insights. I feel I am a better practitioner. Through my thinking and learning in supervision, I am continually developing my professional skills.'