what to expect when we first meet
The first part of our work together will involve talking about what has brought you to meet with me and creating clear therapeutic goals. To do this, we will talk about the current difficulties and concerns you are facing, where they might have stemmed from and what factors may be maintaining them. My aim in every aspect of our work together is to ensure that you feel heard and understood, and for our sessions to be purposeful. Therapy can require hard work and dedication, but the rewards can be both extraordinary and life lasting. You will find in me a psychologist who is genuine, honest and committed to supporting you through your therapy.
where to from there?
My therapy is informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). CBT helps you understand how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected, and then looks at how these connections are maintaining your current difficulties. ACT helps teach you the skills to live a rich and meaningful life whilst coping with life's unavoidable hardships. Both CBT and ACT are both evidence based and extremely effective.
working with children and Teenager's
I initially meet either meet children and teenagers alongside their parents, or with the parents alone to guage their general difficulties and concerns that are occurring. The information gathered from this session is used to inform what future sessions will look like, for example parent sessions, family sessions, individual child/teen sessions or a combination of all three.