Adult

Psychotherapy for adults

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People decide to try psychotherapy for many different reasons. It may be that you have a specific issue that you want to focus on or it may be that you are feeling at a crossroads in your life or just have a sense of not feeling ‘quite right ‘ and want some help in finding a way forward.

Life throws us many things to deal with and sometimes this may be just too overwhelming to deal with within your family and social network. You may of course just want to explore your behaviour and emotions in a safe environment using the arts as a tool for personal growth.

Here is an example of some of the issues that people may decide to explore in psychotherapy:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harming behaviour
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Life changes/decisions
  • Depression

Therapy normally takes place on a weekly basis in a 50 minute session. The number of sessions will depend on the nature of the issues you want to explore. Short term work will usually be up to 16 sessions. Whereas longer term work can range from 6 months to 2 or more years.

Assessment process

The initial assessment is an important part of the work. It is a two way process where you can discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. It also enables me to find out more about you, and the type of issues you wish to explore.