How I work as a therapist
I work relationally and offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to explore difficult feelings and understand underlying patterns in relationships. We work together in the here-and-now, which isn’t to say that you can’t talk about your past or future, but how you experience that will be your present subjective experience. By supporting you in your process of exploration by staying with your experience in the moment – feelings, thoughts, body sensations, and behaviours – we can reach a deeper understanding, awareness and meaning.
Gestalt is a lively, spontaneous and creative therapy. It isn’t a set of mechanistic tools, designed to get you from A to B. We’re all unique and you’re the expert of your experience, and as such, rather than presuming to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do, I will help you to discover what feels right for you. This approach promotes experiential learning and experimentation over cognitive insights or interpretation, and in doing so can support you to access and use your own self-knowledge. Awareness is in itself curative and growth producing. It enables you to understand the ways in which you contribute to your own circumstances, and so develop creative solutions for difficulties you may be facing, increasing your repertoire of choice and possibilities in the moment.
I work with clients on a weekly basis as this supports the relational nature of the work. I offer online or face to face sessions, working with individuals or couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
My fee is £45 – £55 for individual sessions (depending on time of day and location) and £70 for couples. I also offer some low cost therapy spaces for those operating on a tight budget. Please talk to me about this if it feels appropriate to your circumstance.