Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to explore all facets of the human experience. To talk through and reflect upon what is happening in your life.
Sharing feelings and thoughts with with someone who is there to support, understand and empower you. This can help you to discover new ways of responding to stressful situations and past events.
All that is discussed in psychotherapy is private. Great care is taken not to disclose information without discussing with the client first. Psychotherapy sessions are confidential. The limits of confidentiality will be discussed at the outset of psychotherapy. Generally confidentiality would only be breached if you or anyone else were in imminent danger of significant harm.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy describes a helping relationship where the client has the opportunity to talk about the difficulties they are experiencing with a compassionate and empathic professional.
The psychotherapist provides a safe and confidential space, free from outside interruptions. Additionally, psychotherapy refers to a way of helping the client explore their inner life with the aim of bringing insight and relief to the motivations, conflicts and behaviours which cause emotional pain and relationship difficulty.
Psychotherapy sessions last for 50 minutes.
In that time you talk about whatever is on your mind. In this way the therapist is able to discover what it is that is worrying you and help you gain some deeper understanding and resolution of these issues. Clients will feel that the therapist is listening and interested in their difficulties, and is able to bring a fresh perspective on what is going on for them.
Psychotherapy is suitable for people with a range of difficulties. Initially meeting for between 1-3 sessions in order to get a clear understanding of what you need and are looking for. On some occasions a different form of therapy may be recommended. Generally psychotherapy is suitable for people who are able to make use of insight into their difficulties and who are willing to make a commitment to explore their inner lives in some depth.
If you have a diagnosed mental illness this does not rule out psychotherapy but we would need to discuss this first. Sometimes psychotherapy is helpful when undertaken alongside medical or psychiatric treatment. The therapist will want to ensure that you are able to make use of the therapy process.
During the initial meeting a discussion will be had regarding the recommended frequency of therapy and possible duration. Psychotherapy can be short term but can also be longer term and intensive, depending on need.
£65 per session