People start therapy for all sorts of reasons, and at various points in their life. Sometimes there has been a change in circumstances or a significant event, such as a realisation that a relationship isn’t working for you, a traumatic event, or maybe a condition to attend as part of a therapy training.
Sometimes there is a lifelong state or diagnosis that needs understanding in a different way, such as depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviour, addiction, or neurodivergence. Sometimes things just don’t feel right.
Therapy is a place where these thoughts and concerns can be unpacked, analysed, or re-framed. With a professional and experienced therapist you will find a safe place to do this, unblocking defences, finding space to look at yourself with acceptance and in a new light.
Choosing a therapist isn’t easy, though. Not only are there different theoretical approaches, but there are many ways in which they are taught, and then applied. There are also different levels of academic study, but also clinical experience. This isn’t always apparent when looking at the numerous therapist registers or professional accreditations.
Most clients find me through recommendation, but I always advise when researching therapists that you meet maybe two or three, ask about their training and clinical experiences, then see who feels right for you.
You can read more about my background on the next page, but I think it often best to have a chat so please do send an email or message with any initial questions, no obligation.