Choosing a therapist can be quite daunting and confusing as there are so many different models and you will see so much jargon which might make your head spin:  psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Person Centered.  Unless you have specifically researched and want a particular model then you should not overly worry about it.  My belief is that the relationship between you and your therapist is the most important factor and you cannot know how you feel unless you try. You will soon find out if you feel comfortable or not.  You are then under no obligation to stay.

Sometimes we don’t quite know why we want to see a therapist.  We know something is not quite right but we’re not sure why.  If you decide to come along, through talking, themes will begin to emerge and I will be able to direct you, challenge you if necessary or just listen if need be.  This will all be done at the pace you need; often therapeutic change cannot be rushed.

Other clients come into therapy for a specific reason, often after some kind of ending: bereavement, splitting up with a partner or redundancy.  I can focus on this specific issue and help you explore the significance for you.

For me therapy is about relating, finding balance and working with frustration.  This, of course, is a very simplistic description and many other themes come into the therapy room.

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