What to Expect

Adults

Initial contact is usually over the phone or via email. You will have been referred to me by a third party, or you will have found me yourself. During our first phone call you might tell me a little of why you want to come and see me.

We will arrange an initial appointment. During this appointment, I will listen carefully to your presenting concerns as well as to any relevant details of your background history. I will think with you about what you tell me, so that we can both gain some understanding about some of the issues which may be contributing to your current concerns. If we both think that further discussion is a good idea, we will meet for four further appointments.

During this initial process, I will continue to listen carefully and share my insights and ideas with you and we will think together about what is happening for you. At the end of this process, I will discuss with you the treatment options which appear to be indicated and we will agree on how to move forward with the therapy or analysis.

"I look forward to coming here, even though it is sometimes challenging. This is a space where I finally have been able to understand how the circumstances of my life haved shaped me"

adult parent*

Couples

Initial contact is usually over the phone or via email. We will arrange an initial meeting for the three of us. During this appointment, I will listen carefully to your account of what is troubling you in your relationship. The three of us will think together and try and understand some of the issues that are causing difficulties. If we all agree that further discussion would be helpful, then the three of us will meet for an initial period of four further appointments. At the end of this process, I will discuss with you the options which appear to be indicated and we will agree on how to move forward.

"We are learning to communicate in a different way here  that is much more productive for us. Our relationship is improving." 

one partner of a couple*

Children & Families

If you contact me because of your concerns about your child, then we will make an appointment for you and your child’s other parent to come and see me in order to discuss your concerns. I will listen carefully and think with both of you about your concerns and together, the three of us will think about how to proceed. We might decide that the three of us will meet in order to support your child by supporting your parenting; we might decide that you would be best helped as a family, or we might decide that you should bring your child to me. In that case, I will meet with your child for four sessions and then meet with you in order to share my insights and discuss the treatment options which appear to be indicated.

"Our child has changed since she has been going to art therapy. She is more confident and is getting on better with the family and her peers."

parent*

*This and other similar statements on this website are indicative of the kind of feedback I have received, and are not actual phrases used by real people. All discussions in sessions are confidential.