About therapy

Waterfall - path of waterI am an integrative therapist who works predominantly with attachment theory, intersubjective theory and a holistic approach to psychotherapy called anthroposophic psychotherapy which sees body, soul and spirit as a whole.

My method involves understanding why you have come now, looking at the root of the problem and working with your resources for restoring health and balance.  But therapy can sometimes be challenging.  To bring about effective and long-lasting change, we need to move beyond our current coping mechanisms and develop new perspectives on life, integrate parts of our lives which are difficult to acknowledge, link with our healthy potentials, and move into the future with resilience, strength and clarity.

It is difficult to manage the stresses and challenges of life today without some help. Of course it is possible to do this without therapy. I have learned many things about myself from many wonderful people who are not therapists. And then there are our own ongoing efforts. We all have a healthy side and, at the end of the day, I believe that a skilled therapist enables us to mobilize our own healing potentials.

There are number of other factors that it would be useful for you to know about the way I practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor.

Problems covered

My training and experience has equipped me for dealing with many issues ranging from:

  • existential, life &spiritual crises, loss & bereavement, everyday stress and relationship problems to   …
  • depression, anxiety and developmental problems to …
  • more complex psychiatric and psychosomatic difficulties, including identity problems: these aspects are particular research interests of mine.

Therapy frequency

The frequency of therapy can range from a few sessions of time-limited work to several years of therapy more than once a week. I have practiced in both ways. So the therapy frequency will be discussed and negotiated soon after beginning to meet.

Contract and assessment

The first few sessions of therapy will be devoted to getting to know you, forming a view about the problems that you have brought and mutually agreeing to a contract. This includes discussing fees, duration, breaks, cancellation policy and frequency of contract.

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Fees

We will discuss my fees in the first session. I have a small number of low-cost places, although there may be a waiting list for these.

Accountability

I am an accredited/registered member of a number of professional associations. I follow the ethical codes of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As well as being accountable to myself I am also accountable to my peers in these organizations, both of which include professional conduct procedures.

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