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How I Work

I will invite you for an assessment appointment and following this if you choose to go ahead, we can decide on what you need from therapy, how best we can work together and which approach would benefit you most. In practice psychotherapy and counselling have common characteristics. Both look at a wide variety of personal issues and provide support through different life experiences. Counselling tends to be shorter term work and may focus on a specific problem, whereas psychotherapy can focus on more complex issues, exploring the problem in greater depth. I am able to offer both short and long term work.

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Using the Arts

You may choose to work with the arts, which can give you further insight and another perspective in helping you to understand your difficulties. Many people find that the use of the arts can provide a different way of expressing deeply felt emotions and experiences that they cannot communicate by words alone. There are several different art forms to choose from and you do not need to be an artist to work in this way. I would support you to connect with all aspects of yourself and would encourage you to connect to any feelings you experience and try to make sense of these. Creating images through any art form can make known aspects of your self that may previously have been hidden. Any one can use the arts to gain insight to their problems and it can be beneficial for all who decide to use them.

Couple Work

Having trained with Relate, I am qualified to work with couples, if you are having difficulties in your relationship I may be able to help. Ideally couple counselling can help where both parties would like to explore any problems between them. Sometimes both parties do not wish to attend and in this case one of the individuals may choose to explore their feelings alone about their relationship or any difficulties they are experiencing within it.