‘Integrative’ Psychotherapy & Counselling
Integrative therapy covers all major theories, specialising in several core approaches rather than just one: I integrate these core approaches into my work with clients. In my case vital Psychodynamic theories underpin a Humanistic and relational way of working, all of which I apply according to the unique ‘Mindset’ of each person.
Initial & subsequent sessions are £65/£75 (daytime/evening). Session fees are paid at the end of each session by cash or cheque. Some concessions are available – please enquire.
Ethics & Privacy
Your privacy is of the utmost importance. Any information is stored according to General Data Protection Regulations and according to the Information Commissioners Office codes of practice, of which I am a member. A detailed GDPR statement can be found at the bottom of this page. As a long time member of the UKCP, I strictly adhere to the UKCP code of ethics.
The Initial Assessment
This first session explores the issues that have led you to considering therapy. There is no obligation to continue, it is an opportunity to meet, discuss the issues, ask questions, gaining clarity and understanding on both sides.
If there is a specific focus in your immediate personal or work situation then short-term counselling may be appropriate, from 12-24 sessions, with agreed goals to develop understanding and coping strategies.
Whilst counselling can help you to develop improved practical life skills, open-ended psychotherapy enables a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships. My approach integrates the relational here-and-now (Humanistic) with exploration of the root causes in the past (psychodynamic).
Pre-Marriage or Pre-Cohabitation Therapy: A block of sessions structured and tailored for couples to firm up their relationship in advance of a new phase of life. Couples will be given homework to explore.