What is the most important factor in psychological therapy?
The relationship between counsellor and client is the most important factor. In my practice I prefer not to use too formal and “scientific” language. If you’ve ever come across my social media you can see that I’m never trying (at least I hope so!) to ‘show off’ with psychological language and complex structures. It is already difficult enough to come and ask for help, and it must be frustrating when the professional is not really helping but trying to impress. It can sadly only make client feel less, which is exactly the opposite from what we want!
Number 1 rule: During session it’s your time.
I would like to make you feel around me the most comfortable as possible- above all it is your life story that you are sharing with me! You are the expert on you and ultimately trust that you will have the most appropriate insight into the solutions available. Showing you practical tools which might help.
I think counselling can be tailored to the needs and wants of the client. My approach can either work with your current issues or go a bit deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through. It all depends on your individual needs.
Keep in mind, that even the same issue- for example bipolar disorder- can have many different faces depending on the person suffering from it. Therefor I do find Integrative model the most effective. I like to use techniques from Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Psychodanamic approach. Counselling techniques must be tailored to your individual needs and personal circumstances.
I work with clients with a complex of issues. Most of the clients who come to me tend to have an issues around their relationships. Anxiety, stress and low mood are also on the top of the major mental health issues. I specialize in helping adults discover their resiliency, and find peace in their everyday lives. I work with those affected by trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as issues including life changes and self-esteem.
The first meeting will allow you to see how I work and allow me to get some idea of the focus. Sometimes only one or two meetings are needed to help people work out the way forward – other people may need to come for a longer period of therapy.
Feel free to contact me if you want to explore whether we can work together. I always try to speak with my clients before we meet. We can discuss if and how we can best work together. There is a a small possibility that I won’t be able to help you- in that case I will always try to point you in the right direction of someone who might be. It works both way- if you don’t find me a right person to help you, please always be honest. Your chance to gain from counselling sessions strongly depends on relationship with person working with you. Therefor it’s essential to share your concerns.
Sessions start from £60. One session lasts 50 minutes. Feel free to contact with me.