What happens during a session

Initially there would be one or two preliminary consultations. Following this an agreement may be reached to work together as well as the details of when and for how long. A minimum commitment would be four to ten sessions.

It may be helpful to keep therapy open-ended, and to discuss as it evolves whether or not to continue on, with the reviewing of developments and difficulties. Ending is a crucial part of therapy and it is best to plan the date in advance and to think together about the changes you may be leaving with and what has not been possible to gain.

Regular meetings are for 50 minutes and take place once weekly or more frequently. Sometimes two or three sessions weekly may provide the level of structure and support needed to explore issues and difficulties at depth, and to create significant change and development.

In the session, you can bring your current thoughts, feelings or issues. The therapist reflects upon what is happening and can offer observations and interpretations. It is helpful to speak about any thoughts, feelings or dreams without censoring them, however unimportant they may initially seem. The therapist helps you to think together with them about your experience and to gain insight into your internal world.

The therapist does not provide advice or the answers to problems, however often a person can learn how to think in new ways and find solutions for themselves.

The initial consultation will take 60 to 75 minutes, subsequently sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Sessions for couples will take 75 minutes.