What to Expect

What to expectSessions last for fifty minutes. The first session, and sometimes the first two sessions, are assessments in which the aim is to obtain a detailed understanding of the difficulties that you are experiencing. Time is then given to exploring the best way forward and to considering whether I am the best therapist for you.

The relationship is very important in any therapy and the decision to work together is a joint one. It must be agreed upon by both of us. We will then work out a way forward and arrange a suitable time to meet on a regular basis. This time is then largely fixed from week to week as the regularity and consistency is very helpful to progress.

“…a state of not having to react…is the only state in which the self can begin to be.”

– Winnicott, (1949) Through Pediatrics to Psychoanalysis, p183.