How I work
I usually see clients once a week at the same time each week. This can be on an open-ended basis, that is, for as long as people want to continue, or for a fixed number of sessions. Sometimes it can be helpful to come more than once a week. People often ask how long it takes and I tell them that this is very individual; some people find that a few weeks is all they want, and others may come for a number of years, or anything in between.
I offer appointments from 9 a.m., with my latest session starting at 4.30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Sessions last for 50 minutes. As a first step you can contact me by phone or email (see Contact page) with any questions you may have or to make an appointment.
The models I use are psychodynamic and psychoanalytic (see the Counselling and Psychotherapy page).
The first meeting will help you to decide whether or not you want to go ahead with regular sessions. We will discuss the reasons you are seeking counselling or psychotherapy and you may have questions about how we will work together. Sometimes it is useful to have a second meeting before deciding whether or not to go ahead.
I offer individual psychodynamic/psychoanalytic supervision. In supervision, my aim is to promote a reflective attitude to the work and to foster an ability to think about unconscious processes. I believe each therapist also needs encouragement to discover and develop their own way of working and to creatively make use of their own personality.
Sessions are usually 50 minutes but can be longer if required. Please phone to discuss your requirements.
Phone: 07876 175310