“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”
First of all, I believe therapy is useful for anyone. What is commonly labelled as “mental health”, I would call “quality of life” - something we all struggle to manage.
In therapy itself, we require a workable relationship so the first task is to establish whether you are happy working with me and we both feel that you will benefit from it. In particular I want the therapy to be your space - if something doesn’t feel right please bring it up!
I would like at the beginning of our sessions to know what has brought you to seek therapy now, and what it is that you think you are looking for.
Therapy ultimately is as individual as we are as people. As a very rough example for what I would expect to touch upon in our sessions:
- how you establish and maintain relationships;
- exploring issues with living and how you cope with them;
- identifying and exploring particularly problematic phenomena;
- engaging more deeply with life.
I have experience and feel comfortable working with psychosis, issues related to interpersonal trauma, and other aspects of life that feel undesirable or you feel are responded to negatively. I am however opposed to any form of conversion therapy.
“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”
Sartre, J. P
We can have a brief call or email exchange free of charge. I charge £50 for sessions during the day. From 5pm and at weekends the fee is £60. Each session is 50 minutes, and can be arranged weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and can be reviewed any time.