Curious minds want to know!
You may have more questions about therapy and your personal journey of healing and transformation. Don’t worry, I’m here to help! Click the link to send me a message and let’s start the conversation.
So you’re interested in therapy. What’s next?
Just send me a quick message, sharing what you’d like to explore in therapy. Once I receive your message, we’ll set up a free 15-minute phone consultation. During our chat, we’ll discuss the next steps and how I can support you.
What can you expect from our first session?
Our first session is all about getting to know you and your unique circumstances. I’ll ask questions and listen attentively to understand your world and experiences. This session might be longer than usual because I want to create a clear picture in my mind and heart. Together, we’ll explore how I can help you and the kind of work we can do together. Feel free to share as much or as little as you’re comfortable with. It’s your journey, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.
Do I have to lie on a couch while you take notes?
Nope, we’re not in a psychoanalysis film! Therapy with me is anything but boring. We can engage in various interesting activities like drawing, role play, expressive practices, and even using silence to dive deep into our explorations together.
Will we be a good fit?
Let’s find out! During our phone chat, we’ll discuss your needs, goals, and how I can help you. It’s a chance for us to get to know each other better. If I feel there might be someone better suited to support you, I’ll happily make that suggestion. If we both agree that therapy is a go, we’ll jump right in!
How long will therapy take?
Ah, the age-old question! The answer depends on your unique circumstances. Counselling usually spans 5 to 12 sessions, focusing on specific issues or concerns. For deeper psychological matters, psychotherapy can last several months. We’ll work together to create a personalized plan that fits your needs and goals.
But my family and friends think therapy is only for “problem” people. Is this true?
Therapy is an individual choice, my friend. It’s a powerful journey of personal responsibility, self-awareness, and growth. People seek therapy for various reasons, even if they don’t have specific “problems.” It’s about taking charge of your life and addressing long-standing issues or navigating unexpected changes. Remember, others may not fully understand your unique experiences because they view the world through their own lenses. Therapy is far less stigmatised than it used to be, and it’s a brave step toward a more fulfilling life.
Will therapy “fix” me?
Well, let’s clear one thing up: you’re not a car, and I’m definitely not a mechanic! You’re not broken, faulty, or damaged. You’re managing with the resources and awareness available to you right now. Therapy won’t “fix” you, but it can offer valuable insight, support, and strategies for life’s challenges. By actively participating in the therapeutic process, you can interrupt negative thoughts, overcome feelings of defeat, and embrace your human complexity. As someone who’s been in therapy myself, I’ve learned to accept that being messy, contradictory, and chaotic is part of being beautifully human.