WHAT IS THERAPY?
There are many ideas about therapy, different beliefs, theories and methods but for me at the core it is about two people collaborating together to work towards making positive changes.
Therapy isn't an easy thing to do. It takes courage to begin letting someone in to your world and trusting them with your thoughts and feelings and it takes commitment to stick with something which at times may feel as though it is getting worse before it gets better. The fact that you are here reading my website means that you have already done part of the hard work and are reaching out looking for support so well done for that. Therapy can be challenging but the impact of therapeutic work can be extremely positive, it can offer support, understanding and clarity which can result in stronger relationships, a stronger sense of self, your needs and how to meet them in a healthy way.
A BIT ABOUT ME
Choosing a therapist can be hard work in itself, in order to help you decide if we might be a good fit I will tell you a bit about myself and how I work. My name is Phoebe and I am a UKCP registered and psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist which means I work with my clients to explore current circumstances and past events, considering difficulties they are having and how all these things may be linked. I fully believe that therapy can not be approached in a one size fits all manner as we are all individuals and so it is important for me to get to know my clients and learn the best way of working for them, this is all something to be discussed in our assessment session should you decide you want to book.
I am experienced in working with both adults and adolescents in areas that include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and suicidal behaviours, self-harming behaviours, anger, miscarriage, relationships difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence, gender identity and sexual and domestic abuse.