Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
All of you is welcome
Therapy is a unique and collaborative journey between client and therapist. People consult with me for many reasons: to be supported through a crisis, to recover from a loss, to find freedom from anxiety and depression, to develop self-understanding, to strengthen self-esteem and resilience, to deepen relationships, to heal old emotional wounds, to find meaning and purpose in life and for spiritual transformation. We start wherever you are at and together build a path forward.
Your first appointment, like every other appointment is sixty minutes in duration (unless we decide otherwise).The first appointment gives you the opportunity to outline what brings you to counselling and experience how I work and gives me the opportunity to start to get to know you and begin to address your needs. A thorough understanding of what it is you are bringing to counselling creates the foundation for a successful outcome.
We begin your counselling journey together from the moment we meet. At the end of the first session we discuss how we will continue to work together. We will consider your needs and make decisions about the number and frequency of sessions and potential pathways and outcomes.
The number and frequency of sessions is based on what you want to gain through counselling.
Some people come to therapy for many months or even years to grow into and maintain mental and emotional wellbeing or deepen their spirituality. Others seek counselling to help negotiate a life crisis such as a loss of a loved one, a divorce or the diagnosis of a serious illness-this often requires a limited number of sessions, enough to weather the crisis and re-engage fully with life.
I prefer to have at least the first four to six sessions on a weekly basis to grow a good foundation for our work together. Over time, sessions may remain at a weekly rhythm or be spaced out to fortnightly meetings.Preferably, we meet at the same time for each session, however this can be flexible to meet your availability.
'Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?' - Mary Oliver
People who choose individual therapy may wish to:
- Live happier and more fulfilled and meaningful lives.
- Engage deeply with people and care for relationships.
- Heal from childhood wounds and traumas.
- Learn skills and strategies to meet challenges and crises.
- Manage and recover from anxiety and depression.
- Be supported on the path of grieving and recovery after a loss.
- Develop appropriate ways to express anger and other difficult emotions.
- Strengthen resilience and self-care.
- Live a life of integrity and authenticity.
- Find and maintain inner peace in the busyness of life.