Depending of your circumstances, both Short (Brief) and Open Ended Therapy work very well. The type of therapy you decide to undertake will depend on a number of things:
What you want to talk about in the sessions and what you want to get from those sessions.
Whether you have a budget or time constraint.
How quickly you work, some people process things faster than others.
It's also important to work at a pace that suits you.
What does Short-Term Therapy mean?
Sometimes people feel the need to address a particular problem they may be facing in their lives and prefer to do so within an agreed amount of sessions. Experience shows that this can provide an effective outcome for some people and I am happy to discuss if this is the best approach for you on an individual basis.
Open-Ended Therapy There may be times in your life when you notice that you keep repeating pattern of behaviour, this could be in your relationships or in other aspects of your life which might leave you feel puzzled and and wondering why this is so. You may have some unresolved issues from your past which are impacting your daily life.
These could include losses your have experienced or a trauma childhood or otherwise.You may be stuck in a cycle of grief and finding it difficult to move forward with your life.You are experiencing long term depression and find it a struggle to cope. You are looking to undertake some personal development.
As the term suggests, this means we do not have a finishing date in mind as we start to work together. I often think of the process of therapy being rather like an archeological adventure, a process of discovery and the best environment for this is a safe space for exploration with the right therapist.
Whichever approach best suits your needs, you will have a regular session time each week. Both ways of working are always open for review.
I have particular expertise and experience in helping clients deal with:
* Depression and anxiety * Relationship issues * Couple therapy * Addictions * Compulsivity * Bereavement and Loss * Life Transition both Personal and Professional * Trauma * Sexual abuse * Eating Disorder * Discrimination * Cultural issues * Anger
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I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am abide thy their code of ethics. This include having regular supervision and Continued Professional Development (CPD) for further information please visit: www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
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