Frequently asked questions
What is person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy?
It is a type of talking therapy where the client is viewed as the expert on their experiences and the empathic, non-judgemental and genuine therapist acts as a facilitator and walks the client through their difficult processes placing emphasis on the 'here and now' and moment-by-moment experiencing.
How can I benefit from counselling and psychotherapy?
Talking therapy gives a chance to open up about difficult experiences and helps us to feel relieved, heard, listened to and to see clearer than before. Therapy gives an opportunity to learn how to reflect on ourselves with empathy and without judgement in the presence of a genuine, empathic and non-judgemental therapist. Reflecting on our issues, feelings, thoughts, felt senses, bodily sensations, behaviours, patterns, learned strategies, the way we process our experiences leads to greater awareness. Being more aware of ourselves as a whole person gives us the opportunity and freedom to choose how we wish to live, and can lead to an authentic, content, meaningful, and joyful life.
How long does therapy take?
The length of therapy is not set in stone, it can vary depending on the client's needs and the issue at hand. Generally speaking it is useful to engage in a series of at least 6 sessions to get the most out of therapy. Therapy can be short-term (6-12 sessions), medium-term (12-20 sessions) and long-term (20+ sessions). Sessions are usually held weekly. It is always the client who decides whether to go ahead with therapy or not.
What types of therapy do you provide and how much do they cost?
You are a medical doctor, does that mean you provide medical assistance?
No, I only offer counselling and psychotherapy. I can support you with a holistic knowledge, but I do not diagnose, order tests or write prescriptions.