What do we do?

Simply, we meet weekly at an agreed time where you can talk and I will listen. I may ask questions and suggest ways to think about your situation.

What do we talk about?

Whatever is on your mind: there are no restrictions on what can or cannot be discussed.

What happens?

Accounts we hold of ourselves and our position in the world go a long way to shaping how we live. As the stories that inhabit (and perhaps inhibit) you are revisited there is an inevitable loosening up: problems are viewed with a new awareness and symptoms can diminish. As aspects of your experience which were once baffling become manageable you can begin to live less under the control of the past, of other people or of particular beliefs, emotions or memories.

Who do you work with?

I work with adults and a range of issues including low mood, anxiety, self-esteem, loneliness, lack of meaning, and relationship problems.

How long will it take?

This is impossible to predict but it usually becomes clear to us both that an ending of the work is in sight. I suggest an initial commitment of 6 sessions with a review at the end: sometimes this is enough to resolve a matter, whilst at other times you may want to consider longer term work. You are free to leave at any point and we will regularly review the sessions to check they are useful for you.

Autism / Asperger's Syndrome

Some autistic people have had problematic experiences of therapeutic work as their ways of being were misunderstood or pathologised - I hope I offer a more welcoming space. Sometimes, adaptation to a world which often does not recognise autistic experience can include accounts of an absence of contact with oneself, a pressure to 'fit in', loneliness, emotional overwhelm, or painful experiences of feeling 'other'.

Calderdale, midsummer morning, 21 June 2019
Calderdale, midsummer morning, 21 June 2019