Individual Therapy

The most important factor affecting the outcome in therapy, is the relationship between the individual and the therapist. When seeing a psychologist you should feel comfortable to open up, non-judgingly accepted yet challenged to re-evaluate your thought processes and behaviour patterns, without feeling criticised or forced into something you are not comfortable with. It may take a few sessions to build this relationship and to establish trust among the client and the psychologist. Individuals who struggle to open up in general and find it difficult to trust others, may also find it difficult to open up during the initial stages of therapy, or at least find it somewhat uncomfortable at first.
During the initial intake session, the reasons for coming to see me will be discussed. I will gather information about the individual’s history, relationships, family, traumatic events as well as any other relevant information. This is to help me understand the situation so that I may recommend a process going forward that is the most likely to achieve the goal of therapy.
The duration of therapy differs for each client as the situation and desired outcome for each client is unique. I am experienced in working with adolescents (from 13 years and older) and adults.

Difficulties Addressed

• Depression and low mood
• Anxiety (general anxiety, performance anxiety, specific phobias)
• Adjustment difficulties and preparation for change
• Self-esteem difficulties
• Trauma
• Bereavement
• Self-development
• Performance improvement (sport)
• Anger related difficulties
• Difficulties related to sexual orientation
• Relationship problems
• Stress
• Burnout

Approaches may include:

Interactional Pattern Analysis (IPA)
Mindfulness Acceptance Commitment Therapy (MAC)
Medical Hypno-Analysis (MHA)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Person Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy