WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Psychotherapy comes in many forms. The form of psychotherapy I practice is called Integrative. This means that I don’t use one particular method of therapy but many different types which are based on your needs and form a means for you to make sense of your life and past, and to help you move forward. There are no tricks, no gimmicks. The therapy offers a human to human encounter talking about what really matters to you.
Most of the time, therapy tends to be open ended (no fixed number of sessions) and is useful as a means of in depth self exploration. With a better understanding of yourself it may be easier to understand some of your choices, and some of the things you do.
WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling and psychotherapy are similar, but counselling can mean offering a shorter period of time and working on a particular issue. It is a briefer form of therapy and can mean a period of 6 to 12 sessions. This is often all that is required to look at something in particular in depth. More troubling issues can take longer.
Most of my training has been for long term psychotherapy (no fixed length of time) although I have quite a lot of experience with short term therapy.
This can be from 6 weeks to 6 months depending on your need. This practice usually requires a specific focus or issue which we explore together.
If you are having problems sleeping, I may be able to address this and help you to sleep better.
My training included practice and theory in the following styles; to get a brief idea of what these are, please go to my other website - http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellor_21765.html
The above definitions may or may not have any meaning for you, and because I believe that no one method works better than others, I work using a variety of methods and styles according to what you bring and what is needed.
Overall, it is the quality of the relationship which we develop over time that can bring healing, understanding and change. In developing this, I will keep in my mind your needs, your safety and your strengths. The overall intention is to gain personal well-being both within you and in your world.
I am fully insured, and a fully registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP.
WHO HAVE I WORKED WITH?
I am currently working privately with adult clients over 18. Previously, I worked at an NHS centre, with people local to Queens Park and Kilburn, both as a counsellor and assessor. Typical of north-west London, my clients have included many different backgrounds, cultures and both sexes.
I have a special interest in helping people with Asperger Syndrome.