When thinking about starting counselling or psychotherapy, you may wonder how to choose a therapist or therapy system. With the variety of therapy approaches on offer – some focus on feelings, some on thought patterns, some on behaviour etc – it can be hard to know which will be right for you. I believe it is important your therapist is able to work in a way that suits you individually, and that he or she is able to build a working relationship with you which is based on trust.
In general, your first meeting is a chance to assess if you will be comfortable working with that particular therapist. The initial session is a good opportunity for you to ask questions about therapy and the therapist's approach to your work.
I offer an initial meeting at low cost so clients can ask questions about therapy in general and my way of working in particular before starting regular sessions. In these pages you can find information about my training background and my approach to counselling and psychotherapy. You are welcome to contact me with any questions, or to arrange a meeting. See the 'Appointments' page for my office location and contact details.