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Wild Flowers

What to expect

As well as offering an emotionally supportive relationship, I work from a Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic perspective as this can be helpful in thinking about problems and distress in the present that can sometimes be related to earlier experiences or relationships in our lives.  Understanding this can help you gain fresh insight into present difficulties or deeper relationship patterns.  A professional and insightful therapeutic relationship may over a period of time help you to increase in self-awareness and provide you with an environment that may help to facilitate change.  


Psychotherapists practice a ‘talking therapy’ and gently encourage you to explore issues more deeply without feeling criticised or judged, so that the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for you that enables trust.  Therapy is an opportunity to think about what is happening in your relationships and in your life and gives an opportunity to explore options and different ways of thinking about things and managing.  The experience of sharing your thoughts and feelings with another individual can relieve your feelings that you are entirely alone with your problem or grief. Research supports the view that the level of trust and empathy between the client and therapist is more important than the type of therapy.

It is therefore important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with.  On this basis I suggest an initial consultation, to enable us to meet and for you to see how it might feel to work with me.  I usually work with clients on an open ended basis as in my experience this is more beneficial.  When we feel the work was coming to an end we would then arrange to work towards an ending.  Alternatively, I can also offer short term work and support.  When it is agreed what would be most helpful to you, we can arrange a regular day and time each week to meet, as the process needs a commitment to weekly sessions.  I work Psychoanalytically and so offer once weekly, twice weekly or three times weekly Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

I offer appointments face to face or on Zoom. 

The Therapy Room

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