How I Work
I approach my clients with respect, compassion and in recognition that pain and suffering are givens of the human existence, shared by therapist and client alike. I see the therapeutic relationship as a relationship of equals, working together to make sense of your world and discover how you can live a healthier more fulfilling life.
Whilst I have undergone extensive training and have CBT expertise, I like to think of my clients as experts on their own problems. Combining our expertise and working together is a key component in making the changes that will ultimately help you become your own cognitive behavioural therapist. In a sense, my job is to make myself redundant.
What to expect during your first session.
The first session is an opportunity for both us to get to know each other and explore whether we can work together.
What we discuss in the sessions is strictly confidential. In exceptional circumstances breaching confidentiality is both a legal and ethical requirement of professional practice (i.e. revealing that a child is being abused). The boundaries to confidentiality will be fully discussed at the onset of therapy. I abide by the BABCP Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (read more)
Length of work
Sessions generally take place once a week and last 60 minutes. As I mentioned before, therapy can be either short term (6-20 sessions) or longer term. This will be discussed after our assessment session and we can reach an agreement based on your needs and goals. Generally, brief therapy is recommended if you want to address a specific issue, whereas longer term work may be more appropriate if you would like to tackle several issues or if your distress is more severe.
I have full personal indemnity insurance.
Monday: 9-6.00 pm | Thursday: 9-6.00 pm
Address: TN2 Royal Tunbridge Wells,
Phone: 0783 310 3251