Time to think of ourselves
When I ask my clients what they want from psychotherapy, a lot of them say, ‘peace’. I think that being comfortable in your own skin, being at peace with yourself, is not just desirable but possible. To do this together, you and I need to spend time to get to know you, how you ‘tick’, what you already do to find your balance and what your particular triggers are for setting you at odds.
The most important aspect of therapy is to be able to form a relationship based on trust. A good supportive, non judgmental and empathic relationship is not just the basis, but is also the work itself. If therapist and client can communicate and work together with respect, then the healing takes place through this experience as well as examining the problems a client brings.
The support of psychotherapy provides a reflective space to connect with who you are, what you need and to develop the skills necessary to move forward in your chosen direction. To find your own personal clarity it important to find a therapist who can listen to and understand your experience and to explore repeated themes in your life.
Every client is different and some may come for therapy long term and others for focussed short term work. Some clients benefit from cognitive processing (examining thoughts), others from body work or dialoguing, and others by listening to their inner voice, many benefit from a combination of approaches. Each client is unique and so will help devise the therapy that is most appropriate for their needs and their personality. Therapy is a collaborative, you decide what outcomes you are looking for and I will offer my experience, and knowledge to suggest ways we might work towards those outcomes. We will find a unique therapy approach to suit you.
I work with relationships, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, sexuality and life transitions among other things and have undertaken training in four different modalities over the years as well as additional specialist training in working with LGBTQI* clients and working with grief and loss. I have been in practice for 30 years and love my work with individuals, couples, groups.
If you are considering therapy, this is an important time in your life and therapy may be a step you need to take. Consider if now it is time for you, time to move forward.
I am experienced in and trained in working online. I can offer sessions with multiple participants all over the world via Zoom Pro.
When I work face to face I work from South West Sheffield, about 10 minutes drive from the Peak District,
and from The Elephant Rooms in Draycott about 5 minutes drive from Junction 25 of the M1 (between Nottingham and Derby).
I do not expect to be working face to face until Summer 2021, this is open to review.
Psychotherapy usually takes place weekly.
Reflective Therapeutic Mentoring: My new style long sessions take account of my limited availability and are particularly suited to those who have completed therapy and who would like some dedicated monthly space to reflect, process and gain support for their continued post-therapy progress. It is also suitable for those who would like a deeper or more spiritual style of coaching or for those not in crisis or major transition but wishing for ‘me-time’ and personal growth.
75 minute sessions (which includes 55 minutes of therapeutic listening / coaching and two ten minute sessions of quiet reflection and / or guided meditation) are available once a month . Currently these are available only via video link.
Relationship Therapy: Relationship counselling is available in 90 minutes sessions, fortnightly at the outset, with homework. The aim is for the couple to do most of the work themselves, while meeting with me and to reduce the counselling to monthly sessions over time.
Click to find out about a new and cost effective way of getting support in my online courses and groups.
I am now taking bookings for my next round of assessments in July.
If you’d like more information, or one of these an initial appointments, then please email me.
How does therapy work?