Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that can improve your mental health and help you fulfil your potential, as you share your problems with a trained professional. It can help you to discover the impact of things that have happened to you, to express and process your feelings, improve communication and relationships, heal from trauma, and find better and more helpful ways to cope.
Sometimes people's ideas about therapy can be outdated, or based on what they see in TV shows, and they think it's lying on a couch talking about your childhood while the therapist takes notes and silently judges you. The reality is actually far from that and is based on a well-developed and trusting alliance between the therapist and client. It's therefore really important to find a therapist who feels like the right fit for you, who you feel understands and 'gets' you, and with whom you feel able to be open and honest.
A good therapist will work collaboratively with you to understand what has brought you here, what you feel is holding you back, and what you would like to change. They will help you unpick your thoughts and feelings, and guide you through the process of making discoveries and decisions for yourself.
Having a regular space to talk to someone who listens with empathy, understanding and without judgement can be a powerful, impactful and helpful experience. Therapy can be hard work and takes commitment, but it can also be transformative and help change the way you think about yourself, others and the world.
We will agree on a regular timeslot each week when your sessions will take place. Each session is 50 minutes long and will be held remotely on a secure video calling platform such as Zoom. There is no agenda or set structure, and you can choose to talk about whatever feels most important for you at that time. Together we will develop a relationship and establish ways of working that feel comfortable for you.
In short: anyone and everyone. Anybody who feels they could benefit from a regular space to talk about whatever is on their mind, with someone who listens with empathy, understanding and no judgement. Anyone who is willing to invest the time and energy into learning about themselves, to challenge, reflect and grow. Sometimes it isn't easy, but it's always worthwhile.