What are the benefits of psychotherapy? There are many. Perhaps the most fundamental and important is the experience of having someone else’s full attention for an hour. When last did you have this privilege?
In our sessions my full focus is on you and what is causing you pain. Sometimes the pain is mild, sometimes it is severe and can feel intolerable.
You have probably tried to manage your situation on your own for a long time. Perhaps you have tried to be more positive, maybe embraced new pursuits like meditation, exercise or a healthier lifestyle. Yet the difficulties do not seem to lessen.
This is because whatever pain you are experiencing in the present usually has a complex story. Our feelings are not simple. When we feel sad, mad or bad there can be multiple causes for this and the road forward can seem quite unclear.
In the early part of our work we form a relationship where you can feel safe. Then we start to explore what needs to change in order for you to feel better. Everyone who walks through my door wants to feel happier, it is really quite simple.
We talk in the sessions and then there is the work that you do between sessions. These could be structured tasks or perhaps insights to mull over until I see you next.
I have been doing this work for a long time and I firmly believe that change is possible for everyone. It may take some effort but I will be there for you every step of the way. This is your process and your journey. My only goal is to see you come out of the darkness and into the light, in what ever shape or form that may take.