If you’re feeling troubled by life events, therapy can help you work out how to make positive changes in your life. Constantly ruminating can make you feel worse but talking to a trained psychotherapist can help you to find a way forward and free yourself from spiralling negative thoughts and feelings.
You may be ready to have therapy if:
- You want to explore your thoughts and feelings and improve your insight
- You have a specific issue you want to explore and/or work through
- You’re interested in looking at your problems from a range of angles
- You want to feel empowered and regain control of your life
Therapy will be most effective if:
- You are willing and able to commit to weekly sessions
- You feel ready to be completely honest
- You’re able to start using what you’ve learned in between sessions to make tangible progress
During your sessions we are likely to talk about:
- Your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and mood
- The potential sources of your negative feelings and beliefs
- Your childhood and key events in your life
- Your current and past relationships
- Events, situations or relationships you find hard
- Issues that have been raised in previous sessions
- Patterns of behaviour which we have noticed
I will never make you talk about anything that you are not ready to share.
What will happen in my first session?
In your first session we’ll go through the information you need to know as you start therapy. We’ll talk about the type of therapy I practice; and what you want to get out of your therapy. We will identify goals for you which we feel are achievable.
We’ll cover the structure of our sessions and how many sessions are needed (though this can change). You will have the choice of open-ended therapy which can continue for as long, and as frequently, as you need it and time-limited therapy which tends to be conducted over a shorter period of time.
Lastly, we’ll talk about anything that is worrying you, or questions you have, about starting therapy.