What to Expect from Contemporary Therapy
Contemporary psychotherapists work with the past, present and future
that is held in our minds. In practice, what that means is that the
focus is not just on the cause of a problem. Your needs and your short
and long-term well-being are very important too.
A trained practitioner is sympathetic and sensitive to your whole
biological system, not just what you say, and may use different methods
in sessions, depending on your needs. These might include NLP, guided
hypnosis, life coaching, relaxation techniques, or CBT, for example.
Which sort of Therapy do I need?
It doesn't have to be a decision you make right now; at the initial
session we look at what you’d like to have happen as an end goal.
We'll also find out about how your life is for you right now, and
plan out some sessions which will help you best. If you'd like to know
more, look at the Psychotherapy page which explains the differences
psychotherapy and counselling.
What do you offer?
offer an initial, lower fee consultation, where we can meet
confidentially and comfortably, find out about each other, and discuss
your needs for the future. This appointment takes about an hour.
Sessions usually take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis, for 50
minutes, and are usually for individuals.
I can also see couples by arrangement. Depending on the nature of the
problem, these sessions can often be short-term (two to three months),
or medium-term (three to six months). Sometimes longer-term therapy is
but only after a review of your needs.
I also offer a reduced fee arrangement for NHS employees, and
sometimes there are one or two slots available for those people in
difficult financial circumstances. These appointments are mornings only.
You are welcome to either email or ring me
if you have further questions, to ask about fees, or to make an
appointment; I'm happy to talk to you. It can also be helpful to look at
the links section if you would like to know more about psychotherapy or hypnotherapy in general.
What problems can Contemporary Therapy help with?
- Pain Relief
- Panic Attacks
- Public Speaking
- Weight Problems
- Grief / Loss
- Travel Fears