There are many issues which may prompt you to seek help from a therapist. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress or low self-esteem are common reasons. You may also wish to talk to someone about a recent loss or bereavement or relationship difficulties. Often there are underlying causes for your current difficulties. These may be hidden and deep-seated, and the type of therapy I offer will help you to begin to discover why you are struggling and to develop new ways to live your life.
I offer both one-to-one and group therapy. Often, but not always, clients engage in a period of individual work before deciding to join a group. Both offer a rich opportunity to combat stress and anxiety and achieve deep and lasting personal growth.
Individual sessions take place in my consulting room in Charlbury, which is near Woodstock, Witney and Chipping Norton. Clients generally attend sessions either once or twice a week, depending on their needs. Some work with me for a few weeks or several months; some choose to have therapy for several years.
If you would like to think about embarking on therapy we will arrange to meet for an initial assessment which will give us both a chance to explore your issues and to see whether this is the right place for you, and decide whether individual or group work would be the best option. Sometimes we will have several assessment sessions before making a decision.
To discuss your needs or to book an initial assessment, please see the contacts page.
Most of the issues that underlie emotional distress or illness involve relationships with others – in couples, families, friendships or the workplace. Being a member of a psychotherapy group gives offers a unique opportunity to observe and understand how we interact with others. Therapy groups may stir up painful issues, but they also become precious sources of support and nurture and a space in which members gradually learn and develop new ways of being and relating with others.
Joining a therapy group takes commitment and time and is a very big decision. The individual assessment process is very important in preparing you for a group and will often take several weeks or even months.
I currently run two therapy groups:
The Yarnton Therapy Group
Meets at Yarnton Health Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 3 – 4.30pm.
The Charlbury Therapy Group
Meets in Charlbury on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 – 11.00am.