Questions other people have asked...
Do You work with children?
I do work with young people over the age of 13. Therapy for younger children however works differently and I have a colleague who works with children who I can refer you to.
If you only have one issue you want to focus on then short-term counselling might be best. If you’d like to understand yourself, and how your past has informed your present day patterns, have several issues you’d like to approach, or just aren’t sure what you will discover, then long term therapy might be called for.
can be a good idea to turn up a few minutes early to your session and
rest in your car or near-by taking time to slow down from normal every
day life and feel ready for your session and not feel rushed.
What if I don't understand how counselling and therapy works?You don't need to know how therapy works for it to work, you just need to be open to consider some new ideas and be open to challenges. Some people arrive in therapy having a rough idea of how it works and some don't and neither is a problem at all. If someone wants to learn how it works as they go, this is also fine, but sometimes it's a good idea to just let go and go with it.
Are my issues an integrated part of my personality?
Who is Psychotherapy for ?
Do you offer Psychosexual Therapy?
I don't offer Psychosexual Therapy as a stand-alone therapy but do have a colleague who is an ex-Relate Psychosexual Thearpist who I can refer to. However, I do work with sexual issues as and when they come into the therapy as part of a bigger picture.
Can you read my mind?
Not quite. It is a myth that Psychotherapists can read your mind or are psychic, but it can often feel that way. An effective therapist is usually highly intuitive and this coupled with their knowledge and skills, might seem like a therapist is reading your mind. But don't worry, we can not scan your mind and hear what you're thinking.
Do you offer Skype (or other on-line face-time) Sessions?
I do work with people on-line but it is usually on the occassions people can not attend due to say, snow or another random event. Sometimes if I have been doing work with clients and they move out of town, I also work on line if they would like sessions like this.
I have children and feel I need a therapist who also has children, do you have children?Yes, I have three children. Two are adult and one is still in school. I work a lot with issues involving children and families.
You might not get the type of answer you were looking for but you should get a reason why not, and you might learn something about yourself in the process.
Therapy is a great place for thinkers to try feeling, listeners to practice talking, talkers to listen and passive people to learn to be assertive. You get the picture... There is a lot of learning to be got in therapy about yourself, other people, sociology, psychology, evolution, communication theory, the mind, the brain and much much more. Therapy is a bit like enrolling in a course where you are the subject matter. If you're curious, teachable and motivated to do some work, it can be one of the most challenging but rewarding courses you ever take.