HOW WE WORK


We offer in-person and online sessions for individuals, couples and families. Our style of therapy is conversational, interactive and we ask questions to help think through whatever is on your mind. We give you feedback about what you are telling us and sometimes we make suggestions for you to choose from. We try to use uncomplicated language.


In theoretical terms, our practice is based on a relational model of therapy - systemic, social constructionist and narrative therapies. People live in many kinds of relationships and much of how we see the world and understand ourselves is influenced by the people we are or have been surrounded by.


We are interested in what ideas you are drawing on and how these ideas or "stories" might be working for you or keeping things feeling stuck and frustrating. We also find it can be useful to talk about your style or pattern of communication and handling of different emotions.


Therapy or counselling can create opportunities for identifying the unhelpful stories and behaviours. It can support and develop more useful ideas and behaviours which offer the dignity, strength and know-how which your circumstances may be needing.


We offer short and longer term work, online and in-person. You decide with the therapist how often you want appointments and how many. We often encourage gaps between appointments to allow time to process new ideas and change. So you might want appointments weekly, fortnightly, three weekly or monthly. Having said that, during recent periods of lockdown, people have often found it helful to have more frequent appointments.


What sorts of things can we help with?