Not everyone wants to, or can, commit to long-term or on-going therapy. But that doesn't mean it isn't possible to have a good experience of therapy, where you can really think in detail about a specific issue that might be affecting you.
So what kind of things can be effectively worked on in short-term therapy? Here is a list of some of them:
- Anger management
- Relationship difficulties or breakdown
- Important life decisions, such as choices around work or a relationship
- Response to life events - such as Brexit (and no, I am not joking here!)
How many sessions would be useful?
I would say that the minimum length would be 6 sessions, whereas the optimum length would be 12-16 sessions. With that length of time, we can really get to know a difficulty much better, and make important changes.
What is involved in short-term therapy?
Essentially, short-term therapy is no different to long-term work, but to make best use of the time we have together it might involve thinking about 'homework' between sessions. That might or might not involve tasks (like in CBT), but might include my asking you to become more aware of your thinking and responses to specific events or thoughts you have. Homework isn't a definite though - I would think about it with a client individually, and if it feels wrong for you, then I won't push it.
Fee and format
£60 per session. Face to face sessions are preferable, but if you are unable to attend sessions in London, I am happy to consider Skype/V See sessions for short-term work.