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About Psychotherapy and Counselling


What is Psychotherapy?

Unlike treatments based on drugs that can directly affect the body’s chemistry or destroy bacteria, psychotherapy is dependent on the therapist and client working together both to understand a client’s distress and to find ways forward suited to his or her personal circumstances and resources. It is a co-operative process. Psychotherapists bring psychological knowledge and understanding to clients/patients. Clients/patients bring first hand knowledge of their unique experience and circumstances.

What guidelines do you follow?

I am fully accredited from the BACP & UKRCP therefore I work in accordance with the BACP Code of Ethics (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKRCP United Kingdom for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

How long are the sessions?

Sessions last 45 minutes, once a week. However during challenging periods, clients may benefit from twice weekly sessions. Sessions can be organised over the phone if you are travelling at times by appointment.

What do we do in the first session?

During the first assessment session, I will ask some questions about yourself and at the end of it we both will decide whether or not our relationship might help you to address issues you wish to change, understand and master better.

You may need some time to think and process this first session and decide to get back to me at a later stage.