Perhaps you feel nervous about talking to a therapist?
The first step, making contact, is often difficult but I think it is fair to say that as you have reached this far in your search, this may be a very good time to take the next step….
We have certainly lived through a new and uncertain time in the past couple of years and that may well have impacted on how you are feeling. It may be as a result of the pandemic that you would like to talk, and it may be that this is only a part of your journey and emotional life. In any case, talking with a professional who is not family, is, I believe, a very helpful way forward.
Sessions are offered virtually and face to face. The decision will be yours (unless any new restrictions make that decision for you)
My experience includes working in private practice and GP’s surgeries, working with adults on a one to one basis. Psychodynamic counselling deals with deep rooted issues which usually have their basis in childhood experiences and relationships. These can go on to have a profound effect during later life, often giving rise to difficulties and problems, which need some help to work through and resolve. This kind of therapy is usually open ended which means that the time frame (and therefore the number of sessions) is not fixed.
Alternatively, I can also work with you on a time limited basis where a specific number of sessions, or time the therapy lasts, is agreed from the beginning. Coaching can also be incorporated into the work where helpful.
You may already have a good idea of the underlying causes why you are feeling the way you are, but equally you may be puzzled by your feelings. In either case, whether you are experiencing emotional upset in any form, be it:
- low mood
- pain in your body
- outbursts of anger or tears
- upset sleep
- frightening dreams
- excessive fatigue
- general malaise
then we may well be able to work together towards greater insight and consequently greater peace of mind.
I am also a registered BUPA provider of counselling.