What does a session cost?
An in-person therapy session lasts one hour and costs £35. You can schedule your sessions on a weekly, bi-weekly, or custom frequency that suits you. This discounted trainee rate may increase with completed training and experience.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a form of mental health treatment that aims to alleviate psychological distress and improve overall well-being. It involves a collaborative process between a trained therapist and an individual, couple, family, or group.
The primary goal of psychotherapy is to explore and address a range of issues, including emotional difficulties, behavioural patterns, and relationship challenges. It provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while working towards understanding and resolving their concerns.
Psychotherapy can help individuals develop coping strategies, improve self-awareness, build resilience, and enhance personal growth. It may also support individuals in managing symptoms related to various mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, addiction, and more.
It's important to note that psychotherapy is not a magical quick fix but rather a process that requires active participation and commitment from both the individual seeking therapy and the therapist. The duration and frequency of therapy sessions depend on the specific needs and progress of the individual.
What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
The key principle of integrative psychotherapy is that no single approach or theory fits every individual's needs. Instead, therapists draw upon various techniques and concepts to develop a treatment plan that best suits the client's concerns and goals. This may involve using strategies such as exploring childhood experiences, addressing maladaptive thought patterns, practising mindfulness, or improving communication skills.
Through this integrative approach, therapists aim to help individuals gain insight, develop coping strategies, resolve conflicts, enhance self-awareness, and promote positive change and psychological well-being. The focus is creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship and tailoring the treatment to fit the client's unique needs and preferences.
What is Relational Psychotherapy?
Relational psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the importance of relationships and interpersonal dynamics in understanding and addressing psychological issues. It emphasises the impact of early relationships on an individual's development and well-being.
Focus on the therapeutic relationship: The therapist-client relationship is crucial to the healing process. The therapist pays close attention to the dynamics, patterns, and emotions that arise within the therapeutic relationship, using them to understand and work through the client's issues.
Subjectivity and intersubjectivity: The approach recognises the subjective experience of the therapist and the client and explores the intersubjective space—the shared psychological and emotional space between them. This allows for a more collaborative and co-constructed understanding of the client's experiences.
Attention to the here-and-now: While past relationships are important, relational psychotherapy also focuses on the present moment. Exploring current emotions, thoughts, and interactions helps clients gain insight into how they relate to others and themselves in real-time.
Relational psychotherapy aims to foster a deeper understanding of oneself, improve interpersonal relationships, and promote personal growth and well-being. It's important to note that different therapists may have variations in how they practice relational psychotherapy, as the approach allows for flexibility and tailoring to individual clients.