There are a lot of different therapy approaches so choosing can be quite difficult. I always recommend contacting a few therapists and sharing the reasons why you seek therapy briefly, ask them if they have experience in your issue areas, and ask their availability and prices. Then, you are going to have the chance to review the answers you have received from the therapists and continue with the therapist who you think is the best fit for you.
I draw on different therapy approaches and techniques to tailor the best fit for my clients. I mainly work with Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, mindfulness and art therapy. I integrate the approaches based on your needs to create the best fit for your recovery journey.
In schema therapy, we will work to uncover and understand your schemas, sometimes called as life traps which are unhelpful patterns. Schema therapy aims to teach you how to ensure your emotional needs are met in a healthy way that doesn’t cause distress.
- You may find Schema therapy helpful if any of the following apply to you:
- You struggle in romantic relationships.
- You overreact to the same kind of situation.
- You constantly feel low or anxious.
- You have low self-confidence.
- You are stuck in some area of your life that you can’t seem to change.
- You were in therapy before; however, it did not help you or the issues came back after you finished therapy.
- You are diagnosed with a personality disorder.
- You have eating issues such as emotional eating, binge eating, restrictive eating or an eating disorder.
- You think that you might have abandonment issues or insecure attachment type.
- You had a difficult childhood and struggle with childhood traumas.
It is a short-term psychotherapy approach that aims to change the way you think and behave in order to manage problems. It is the most recommended approach to treat anxiety, panic disorder, depression, OCD and PTSD.
I will help you to identify and change any negative thinking patterns and behaviour which may be causing you difficulties. In turn this can change the way you feel about situations and enable you to change your behaviour in future. You and I might focus on what is going on in your life right now, but we might also look at your past, and think about how your past experiences impact the way you see the world.
You may find Schema therapy helpful if any of the following apply to you:
- Anxiety Disorders (Phobias, Health anxiety, Death anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
- Panic attacks
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
CBT usually focuses on short term issues and reducing the existing symptoms to provide relief and that is why it doesn’t work for some people. I am an accredited Schema Therapist which is the suggested line of treatment for people who did not respond well to CBT previously. Schema Therapy is an in-depth and comprehensive therapy model which helps with the issues outside the scope of other therapy models.
I work with young adults over 16 years old.
I work with individuals and do not work with couples or families.
When you decide to start therapy, we will book an initial consultation session. It takes between 50-60 minutes in which we will discuss your needs and expectations, my style of working, and come up with a plan to work together further.
How often should I go to therapy? Should I go to therapy every week? Do you offer fortnightly or monthly sessions?
Sessions generally take place weekly. I believe it is important to attend weekly to gain momentum in therapy. That is why I cannot offer fortnightly or monthly meetings initially which I believe might not help us to see the progress we would like to achieve. Once we gain momentum and towards the end of our work together, we can discuss further and decide whether you will benefit from fortnightly sessions.
We can either work short-term or long-term depending on your needs. We are going to decide how we are going to work in the initial consultation session. Short term therapy takes up to 20 sessions. Short term therapy is focused on problem solving, developing healthy coping tools as well as relieving from the existing symptoms. Long term therapy might take between 6 months to 2 years and focuses on awareness building, finding the patterns creating mental health problems and replacing them with healthier patterns, tackling past trauma, supporting clients with long-term coping tools and enabling a life transformation.
The initial consultation session takes an hour, and it requires the usual fee. Please view the fees from here.
Therapy works best with regular attendance. I need at least 72 hours’ notice for cancellation or rescheduling. Failure to attend, or any appointments cancelled or rescheduled within 72 hours of the previously agreed session time, will be charged in full.
I accept Aviva, Axa and Vitality.
I work between 11am to 7pm on weekdays.
I accept bank transfers. The payment must be made 48 hours before the session.
I offer concessions, however, the quota for concessions is full at the moment and I am unable to accept new clients with a reduced rate.