Have you noticed that you’re not living the life that you want, or in the way that you want?
Are there situations that lead you to say, ‘Here we go again!’?
Have you had enough of all the pain / disapointment / frustration / bewilderment?
Have you come to realise that this just keeps happening?
Do you ever wonder when this will stop and you’ll and start living happily?
Well, these patterns can be changed, and Life CAN get much better
Volatile or boring relationships;
Problems with stress,
Feeling spaced-out or very angry,
Sleep problems; eating issues;
Extremes of feeling or behaviour;
Repeating self defeating patterns,
Disconcerting behaviours or thinking patterns;
Pain from losses ‘ or not feeling anything,
Workplace stress (reccuring theme),
Tearfulness or depression,
Not being ‘yourself’,
Loss of energy
Difficulty finding reasons to carry on;
Somatic complaints like headaches, nausea, fatigue, aching, bodily tension, IBS, high arousal,
teeth grinding, etc,.
All of those states listed above are very uncomfortable and very real NOW.
YOU choose how far you go…
‘You don’t have to be in psychotherapy for three years, or for two years, or a year, if you don’t want to.
You do as much or as little as you want to do. Go as far as you want to go. It’s a very personal choice.
However, not much can be done in less than 12 sessions, so I’d recommend that as a minimum.
…and YOU control how much it costs
When you come along, I’ll be getting a good grasp of the unwanted out comes that the issue is causing, and we can discuss what results you are likely to get in approximately which time-frames. That way you can choose how far you may want to go, and get an idea of what is the financial investment.
I’ll be able to work out what level we’ll work at to get where you want to get to in the time budgeted for.
Some people like to work in ‘blocks’ of time, i.e. do three months or so, and then reassess and either stop there, or go on again.
We can talk about your preferences when we get together.
Usually, the first place we start is in what’s happening in the present.
Then, when we have that down to a manageable level, we’ll begin to widen the perspectives out a little.
Our goal is to relieve your symptoms, or stop the problems that you describe, and have you live harmoniously with yourself (and other people) in the way that you can only dream of doing, when you first come along.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO STOP THE SESSIONS?
The time to stop psychotherapy sessions is when you are free from pain, distress or limitation.
To what degree we achieve this for you depends on how long you stay in therapy.
It is true that once you start on the road to getting your life the way that you want it, there is always more that you can do to achieve that by deeper and deeper degrees (none of us ever gets perfectly and completely issue-free).
But the time to stop is generally when the issues that you have left (and none of us are totally issue-free) are not causing you any pain or are not limiting your enjoyment or fulfilment of life.
That’s when you’ll know that you don’t need to continue any more, and its time to make an ending with your therapist in the way that feels right and works for you.
You, as the client, will know when this time comes, and you can just tell your therapist that you are ready to stop, or let your therapist know that you are thinking about it, or open it up for discussion.
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