If you have never experienced therapy before, how on earth do you go about choosing the right therapist for you? The best way is to arrange a short introductory call or to arrange an initial session. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and safe.
Every person who seeks therapy is unique and brings their own history and presence. It is therefore important that I work in a way that suits you and the issues you wish to bring. You may want to use the space and time to explore a few things, knowing that confidentiality is key. At other times you may need support through a particular crisis with a more focused approach, or it may be time to look at some long-standing patterns and behaviours that no longer serve you in life. How we work can be discussed, and may continue to change and develop as we get to know each other better.
The issues that people bring to psychotherapy are unlimited. Nothing is off limits, at least for an initial discussion, and if I can't help I will try to signpost you to someone who can. Here are some of the issues that respond well to therapy:
- Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)
- Anger management
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Eating disorder
- Identity issues
- Low self-confidence and low self-esteem
- Post natal depression
- Relationship difficulties/betrayal
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress