What Happens in Psychotherapy?

A look at what happens in a psychotherapy session

  • Initial assessment session to see that we are comfortable with each other
  • Four, 50 minutes sessions, concluding with a frank review
  • Contract for an appropriate number of sessions, or open-ended therapy

The first session of psychotherapy is an initial assessment. This is for us to formulate the issues you would like to work on, and explore possible ways of addressing them in psychotherapy. This is also for you to see if you feel comfortable with me and how I work.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are arranged on a weekly basis for a regular time. To begin with, I offer four sessions which conclude with a review. In the review we have a frank discussion about how the therapy is going for you, and whether or not I am the right psychotherapist for you.

After this we can make a contract for a limited-term or open-ended psychotherapy.

My consulting room is private, comfortable and quiet. You will be treated sensitively, respectfully and in total confidence. Alternative you may wish to work with me online, for reasons of distance, access or this increased privacy that this can offer.

I offer a few discounted places to young people. If you are between 18 and 25, please ask if I have a discounted space available.