HOW I WORK
Every therapist works differently, depending on their training and professional approach. The way I work can be described as:
Collaborative. I welcome your feedback and want you to be an active agent in your own therapy.
Integrative. I draw on different therapeutic approaches and evidence-based techniques based on your goals and wishes for therapy, considering research evidence as well as clinical experience.
Client-centred. We focus on what you feel is important. If you are unsure where to start, or what feels most important to you, this is completely fine. It is part of my job to help you identify what feels most urgent or important to focus on, should you be uncertain.
Flexible. Sometimes, clients’ preferences change during our work together. For instance, you might start out wanting to address one specific issue, but then change your mind as something else comes up that you would rather address first. You might also change your mind about how you would like for us to work on addressing one specific issue. This is very common, and I offer a flexible approach to changing and fine-tuning how we work in order to adapt successfully to your needs over time.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH ME
These are some of the key elements present in the way I deliver therapy that you can expect when working with me:
Having a focus and/or goal(s) for your therapy. Therapy is an investment in yourself, and it is important that we are both clear about the focus and/or goal(s) of our work and how we are planning to get there. A goal or focus for our therapeutic work can be quite specific (e.g. “I would like to feel less anxious at work”) or more open (e.g. “I would like to feel supported when going through my divorce”) and is open to changing over the course of therapy. We will, however, always have a purpose for our work together.
Regular reviews to evaluate how our work is progressing. To make sure you are satisfied with how we are working towards your goals or addressing your focus areas, regular reviews are an important part of our work together. Regular reviews provide me with a chance to finetune or even change my approach if necessary, as well as providing you with the opportunity to reflect on what has (or, perhaps, has not) been achieved so far.
A confidential and non-judgemental space. I approach my clients and what they bring to our work in a confidential and non-judgemental manner. In our work together, I prioritise creating a space that enables you to bring any issues or focus areas without fear of stigma or prejudice from me.
Flexibility to suit your availability. Many clients have a busy schedule and fitting in personal therapy can sometimes be challenging. I offer a flexible approach, in which Online or telephone options are available should you be unable to make it to therapy in person. I also offer select Online slots for early morning/late evening and lunchtime appointments in order to fit around busy schedules.
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