What is Psychotherapy
Some people refer to psychotherapy as "talking treatment" because it is generally based on talking to the therapist.
However, it is simplistic to simply say that it is just talking.
We all adopt particular attitudes or faces in certain situations. For example, we may have our “work face” when we are serious and business like, we may have a “child face” when we are with our parents and we may have our “gay face” when we are partying or with our friends. When working with a psychotherapist the “talking” is at a level where you, the client, can leave behind the various “faces” you adopt and speak without any of them. Why? Because the therapeutic space is entirely non-judgemental and so you do not have to either impress or meet any expectations of the therapist.
In this way psychotherapy aims to alleviate psychological distress through talking, rather than by medication although those on medication can also use psychotherapy and the two approaches often complement each other.
Sessions occur once a week and last up to 50 minutes. My approach is “open ended”, that means that you, the client, decide when it is time to stop (although for practical reasons I strongly suggest that clients commit for a period of a minimum of 12 sessions).
If you would like to learn more you can contact me by telephone on +44 7956 569149, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form to the right. If you want me to call you make sure that you give some times and days (based on the UK time zone) that are convenenient - note I do not take or receive calls when with clients nor do I make/receive calls between 10 pm and 8 am UK time zone.
I work through skype so you do not have to be in London or even the UK although I also work with clients face to face in Central London