I often get asked what I do that's different, and it's useful for prospective clients to know. This blog answers this frequently asked question to help you better understand what makes me different.
Find a therapist
If you are trying to find a therapist, it can be difficult to know how to choose. There are lots of therapists out there, so there is no shortage of options. There are also lots of different types of therapy available.
What is really important is to find a therapist that is experienced in helping people just like you, someone that you connect with, and that can help you to successfully achieve your goals.
My special interests
My special interest is working with clients who:
- have multiple emotional difficulties
- have had past unsuccessful therapy
- have had symptoms a long time
Many of my clients are successful working professionals, often with their own businesses.
Typically, my clients are aged 35-50 and I see more men than women.
The symptoms I treat most
- Low self-esteem
- Anger management
- Excessive overthinking, worrying & obsessing
What makes me different
I have a strong belief that no-one is beyond help
My approach is to:
- Offer genuine compassion and care
- Straight-talking and honesty
- Humour when appropriate
- A none judgemental accepting attitude
- Use of analogies and scenarios to gain insight and help concepts to stick
- To help you achieve freedom, not just improvement
Often when I ask clients why they chose me or what they valued the most from our therapy versus previous experiences, many will refer to my straight-talking/honesty as being key for them.
I genuinely care about you getting better, about you achieving freedom, and that means I can't just be nice and empathise, I have to also push you, be honest, and work with you to push past the barriers. I am not passive in therapy sessions; I work actively with you to achieve your desired life-long changes.
The analogies and scenarios I use in therapy are particularly valuable. They allow my clients to really get important concepts in a way that just cannot be achieved as effectively any other way. These analogies are the ideas that stay with my clients forever, easy to remember, personal to them, and highly effective.
Therapy is of course a serious matter. I encourage my clients to work hard, and I work just as hard with them. But it is also important for me to be a real person as well as a therapist. My clients regularly describe looking forwards to our sessions, describe enjoying our sessions, feeling connected with me, and that is something I really pride myself in.
As well as these points above, there are 2 things that ethically are important to me:
- I will only work with you if I think we are a good match
- I will work to make myself redundant - enable you to manage your wellbeing without me going forwards
Some therapists will claim to work with everything and everyone. You only need to look at therapist directories online to see this. I do not claim to be everything for everyone. If when I speak to you, I recognise that a different type of therapy or a therapist with a different way of working would suit you better, I will share this with you.
I have made connections with lots of therapists near me, and provide referrals on for trauma specialists, couples therapists, bereavement counsellors, psychiatrists and more.
"Her aim is to 'make herself redundant', give her a try - you won't regret it" - a quote from a recent client.
This has always been my approach. I actively encourage independence and discourage dependence. It doesn't help you if the only way you can stay well is to keep seeing me forever, so I make sure that during therapy I teach you what I know and help you to achieve freedom from your symptoms.
Contact me for a free consultation call
I offer a brief free consultation phone call. This allows you to ask me any questions, to check if what I offer is right for you, and if you think we will be a good match. Call 07588576026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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