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Frequently Asked Questions


What happens in the initial assessment?

Our first meeting will focus on gathering information to understand your circumstances, which will involve asking questions about your past and present life. Hence, helping to comprehend how I can help you or if another professional may suit your needs.  


Are the sessions confidential?

Sessions are entirely confidential, with the only exception to the rule being if there is serious cause for concern for the safety of you or someone connected to you. 


How long can I expect to be in counselling or psychotherapy?

The time you may spend in counselling or psychotherapy differs for each person and depends on your circumstances. For example, a therapeutic alliance may happen quickly, or it may take time to build the trust you need to feel at ease when opening up and talking about yourself.  


How do I know if I need therapy?

Deciding to see a therapist is a particularly personal choice which ultimately lies with you, even if advised by a family member, friend or work colleague. You may seek counselling or psychotherapy for any of the following reasons:


  • You want to work through a past trauma impacting your current life and well-being.

  • You have gone through or are currently going through a crisis in your life.

  • You have been finding day-to-day life difficult over a prolonged period without improvement.

  • You want to learn to manage your stress levels.

  • You want to change old patterns of behaviour and thinking.

  • You want to embark on a self-development journey.  

  • You find relationships difficult to manage.


What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling and Psychotherapy are talking therapies that similarly overlap but essentially differ. The main difference is that counselling is typically more suitable for a specific or current issue in a person's life with which they require support. In contrast, psychotherapy is a long-term, more in-depth process providing psychological relief for those with deep-seated problems greatly affecting their emotional well-being, behaviour and relationships. 


What issues can psychodynamic therapy help with?

  • Abuse (sexual, physical and emotional)

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling and pornography)

  • Bereavement, loss and grief

  • BPD (Borderline personality disorder)

  • Depression and post-natal depression

  • Eating disorders 

  • Loneliness

  • Menopause

  • O.C.D. (Obsessive compulsive disorder)

  • Parenting  

  • PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) 

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Sexuality 

  • Stress management

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Trauma

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