Individual Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to talk in complete privacy about anxieties, concerns, worries, symptoms or traumas.
The experience of working with a psychotherapist can assist with a wide range of difficulties and provide a sense of relief and a renewed sense of hope.
While some people begin psychotherapy to seek help with particular problems, others might use the space to explore their lives more fully in the hope of achieving greater peace of mind, enhancing their capacity for creativity and joy and improving their capacity to be in relationships both at home and in work.
It is possible to have an initial consultation to talk about your needs and wishes and to decide on what kind of psychotherapy might suit you best.
Individual psychotherapy can be short term or longer term depending on your needs and wishes and on your motivation and willingness for this kind of work.
Digging deep has great rewards.
Group analytic psychotherapy is an effective tool for individuals experiencing interpersonal or relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or unfulfilled potential.
The group is an opportunity for group members to explore differences and similarities in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. The aim of the group is to foster individual change and creativity through widening the understanding of self and others. The therapy is the overall experience of being in the group.
The group provides a space in which relationships can develop that will help people to understand past patterns of behaviour, responses and blocks to growth. Discovering more about these dynamic relationships can open the way to lasting change.
In a period such as we are experiencing now, where people may be feeling particularly isolated, there can be great support and growth in being part of an analytic group.
In outdoor psychotherapy all of the traditional boundaries for effective psychotherapy still apply including a mutually agreed focus for our work and agreements concerning confidentiality.
The concept of nature as a restorative force is not new but the science proving it is now more substantial than ever.
Jordan (2015) observed that working outdoors can be helpful for some people who may find the experience of being with a therapist in a one-to-one situation too intense. Nature can act as an intermediary, diluting the intensity of the process and facilitating the work.
Before we embark on any outdoor work we will have a first session in the consulting room. and will discuss some of the practicalities involved.
Jordan, M., Nature and Therapy, Routledge, 2015