Sometimes it is not obvious at the outset whether you want short term or long term therapy. It depends on the kind of problem you want to address and its severity. We can discuss this at the first session. I do a review after six weeks with all my clients to ensure that we remain focused on areas of concern to you.
Time Limited Therapy
We work toward a goal and there is a finite number of sessions. Usually 6 to 12 sessions, depending on severity of the issues you want to work on. Although there is a target in mind, we have to acknowledge that each person is different and that they will take a different amount of time depending on commitment level, circumstances, past experiences, etc. As you progress, you will come to realise how many sessions you need and I will work with you on that basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes and are held weekly.
Open Ended Therapy
Sometimes the difficulties you are experiencing have roots in things that may have happened a long time ago. To understand deeply what you are experiencing and work through it, we need time. We can set an end date at the start if you want and you can see as therapy progresses if that date is realistic. Things change as therapy progresses and the unconscious unfolds. As a result, sometimes what you want out of therapy changes. This is a natural part of the process. We can have as little as three sessions or it can go on for a few months. The end is either determined by you or mutually agreed by us. Nothing gives me more pleasure than hearing my clients tell me that they don’t need me anymore. Sessions are 50 minutes long and are preferably held weekly, at least for the first few weeks, but I am flexible in how you want to work.
You might want to think with someone who is objective to your situation and is able to help you process or you may want to work through a specific issue. In either case I can help you do that in a single session. The session lasts 90 mins. This might be enough to give you the space and time you need to put things in perspective and decide what you want to do next. There is no ongoing commitment with single sessions.