What I Offer
Having had an initial conversation over the phone, I would suggest we arrange a suitable time to meet to discuss your requirements further. This gives you the opportunity to describe how you’ve been feeling and what prompted you to seek help. It’s also an opportunity to make sure you feel comfortable talking to me and decide whether you wish to continue. As a fully qualified, registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist I work with both adults and young people (16+) from my private practice in Oadby LE2.
What is counselling & psychotherapy?
Broadly speaking, counselling is used to describe; short-term, time limited work, which focuses on a specific area of your life that is of concern. Counselling is typically: 6 - 12 sessions depending upon your individual need. You might be embarking or already on a University course and concerned about how this makes you feel or, you may feel low and have no idea why. During the sessions, I tend to use Psychodynamic, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and Solution Focused techniques, however, how I use these depends upon your needs at that time.
Psychotherapy is usually a longer-term commitment. You might attend weekly sessions for several months or for several years, however, everyone is different. Psychotherapy goes deeper into the possible, underlying causes of present concerns, and involves exploring your past experiences and linking them to your current way of relating. I believe we develop patterns of thinking and relating to others which are influenced by our earlier experiences. Often, we are not aware of these underlying thought processes and yet, they may play a part in how we feel and relate to other people in the here and now.
Whether you chose short-term counselling or embark on a longer-term commitment of psychotherapy, having the opportunity to explore a deeper understanding of who you are within a safe, confidential setting, can help you make better decisions and move on with your life.