There are many different models of counselling and psychotherapy available today and it is easy to get confused. The main quality of the Integrative approach I practice is its relational value. Every hour we spend together is your own time and space, where nothing is expected of you, except for the commitment to being honest and willing to share. I will always strive to be fully present and available for my clients.
Throughout my time as a therapist I commit to a regular peer supervision with a fully qualified colleague.
The initial consultation is a chance for us to meet, discuss your needs, and learn more about the therapeutic process. This first contact is more formal than the sessions so feel free to come to me with your questions and concerns.
The average length of a long-term personal therapy is between 12 and 24 months. But it is completely up to you to decide when you wish to leave therapy. Nevertheless, I believe that every effective therapy relies on a real and special relationship between the client and their therapist, and this relationship takes time to build.
After the first assessment, if we take the decision to go further with the therapy, I would ask you to commit to 6 sessions. Afterwards, we will review the situation together, and then you will decide if you want to continue your therapy with me.