I offer an initial meeting where we can both explore what you are hoping for and how we may approach this together. This gives you the chance to see how you feel and if you would like to embark on your therapeutic journey with me. It is a good place to start in terms of feeling whether I am a good fit for you.
I offer a space for collaboration and joint exploration where we work together to better understand who you are, what has shaped you and how we can work through the issues that have bought you to therapy . I am deeply committed to the relationship I form with clients and I keep a good balance of supporting and challenging whilst always remaining on your side and maintaining professional boundaries.
I offer an initial meeting where we can talk through why you both feel you are seeking therapy as a couple. We can explore together what is happening and what seem to be the issues you are both noticing. This can also give you a sense of my style as a couples therapist and if you feel I am a good fit for you both.
It is important for me that both parts of a couple feel heard and respected in sessions. I always work in service of the relationship, offering a space where we can sit together with the difficulties, manage and better understand where they may be coming from. Often, when couples develop a deeper understanding of each other's stories and experiences, both in the relationship and beyond it can invite a deeper sense of understanding and tenderness towards each other.
My training and approach is based on the Integrative model with a focus on mind-body integration and relationality.
I offer both long term and time limited therapy;
- Time Limited - 6 -12 sessions usually, great for focusing on one particular issue or incident.
- Long term - from a few months to a few years or longer, for clients wanting to explore fundamental issues at the core of their lives and relationships. I would say open-ended therapy invites a process where deep change can be facilitated. If we consider how long it takes to develop our current patterns, it is a similar process in developing new ones. It takes time, but the commitment can lead us to a deeper happier connection with ourselves, in our relationships and our place in the world.