Because each relationship is unique it’s not possible to predict how your therapy would work. Through an honest and caring relationship between two people, change happens.

Small differences can sometimes lead to huge shifts.

 

Therapy can also be funny, illuminating, and incredibly empowering. People don’t tend to mention that side much - but it has changed countless thousands of people’s lives for the better.

Having studied several styles of therapy, I base my approach in Gestalt. The reasons I'm drawn to it include:
 

  • It focuses on an equal relationship between therapist and client

  • Its goal is to raise awareness of the self in the situation

  • It suggests that acceptance comes before change  – possibly I don’t have to change at all, just know myself better

  • It doesn’t offer analysis, interpretation, diagnosis, opinion, advice or cure

  • It is exploration with a hope of more clarity and more choices. 

 

Probably most people wouldn’t do it if they had an easier way to solve emotional, relationship, and life problems. There are other valid ways to deal with life, like talking to friends and family, focussing on other things than the problem, staying busy, or just putting up with some things you don’t like.

 

Where therapy can help:
 

  • Knowing that one person is completely on your side

  • Increasing awareness of your feelings, leading to a better situation

  • Giving a space to be heard with things that feel impossible to say 

  • Discovering ways you act affect how people treat you

  • Increasing confidence to deal with others

  • Allowing the possibility that you are ok exactly as you are

  • Finding tools and courage to support change.