Psychotherapy addresses your current problems. It aims to help you make sense of your life experiences in the past and explores how they are affecting you in the present.
What Chris offers
He has over 25 years experience of working with individuals suffering from a wide range of psychological problems such as:
- Feelings of meaninglessness
- Sexual issues and problems
- Finding life too difficult to manage
- Marital/relationship difficulties.
- Traumatic life events
- Feeling lost and empty
- Difficulties with being a parent
- Managing money
- Control issues
- Sexual abuse
- Mid-life crisis
- Lack of direction
- Loss and grief
- Life cycles and transitions
Meetings take place at the same venue at a mutually agreed time(s) of the week. The sessions last for fifty minutes, the content is confidential, remaining between you and the therapist.
How it works
You are encouraged to talk about whatever is on your mind, while the therapist listens attentively. He seeks to clarify behaviours and attitudes that might be contributing to your problems.
The therapist aims to be emotionally available while engaging thoughtfully with what is troubling you.
Facing up to difficult issues can be painful, however the therapist will be there to support you.
How long will it take?
It depends on the nature and severity of the presenting problems.
Helping someone manage a current crisis may take anywhere from a few sessions to up to six months of weekly therapy.
For deeper longstanding personality issues meeting for 1-2 years will often be more helpful.
Long term open ended work is always available. This is usually more intensive, sometimes with a frequency of two/three sessions per week.
How much will it cost?
For an initial meeting the fee is £65 and the session will last for an hour or more.
For on-going work the fee is usually £55 per fifty minute session.
For more intensive/frequent meetings there is a sliding scale.
Some reduced fee places are available, usually for young adults or those of reduced means.
Fees are paid monthly in arrears.