We experience it every second of every day. Sometimes it feels rewarding, connected and full of amazing opportunities. Sometimes if feels confusing and disconnected – as if nothing’s going right. All sorts of experiences can contribute to this - a failing relationship, loss of a job or loved one, anxiety, depression or pain. Sometimes, it’s just about feeling stuck or lost.
In those moments it can be challenging to know where to turn. While friends and family want the best for you, they may not have the tools to help you process your experiences and get unstuck. That’s where a good therapist can be helpful.
Can therapy help?
Yes, it can. Like everything in life, it requires commitment and time. It also requires one more ingredient - ‘clicking’ with your therapist. Therapy is not like going to see a dental hygienist a couple of times a year. Your therapist is someone you will see regularly over a period of time. They are the person who journeys with you - to places you’ve never been or try to avoid. The quality of the relationship with your therapist and the experience of ‘feeling felt’ matters much more than the kind of therapy they offer, their training or the problem you bring. When you have all the ingredients, you have the best opportunity to change how you think, feel and relate so you can have a more connected and fulfilling life.
How does it work?
The first thing you need to decide is whether you want to go ahead and book an initial session or schedule a 15 minute call with me. Once you decide you would like to work with me, I will book you in for an initial session. You can decide if you want a one or two hour session. During the session we will look at what’s bringing you to therapy and what you want to be different. We will come to understand more about how you process information and stimuli and the way it influences how you think, feel and behave. At the end of the first session we look at what you would like to do going forward.
How many sessions do we need?
That all depends on what is right for you. Everyone processes in their own way and at their own pace. You might find you work better coming fortnightly, you may prefer a longer session. What matters, is finding the right rhythm for you so you can achieve the best possible results.