How many sessions will I need?
This is an important consideration which will be talked about when we meet and will very much be informed by what you bring to the initial session.
Short-term counselling of 6-12 sessions can be very effective to deal with (and resolve) difficulties that have recently surfaced in your life; for instance, stresses at work or challenges from a new relationship.
Longer-term or open-ended psychotherapy is likely to be more appropriate if, for instance, the difficulties you are presenting have been around for a while and are more historic in nature, continue to be troublesome in their impact on your current life and relationships, and simply haven’t been resolved despite all your intentions. Having the time to explore these in greater depth will offer a new level of understanding and, with it, lasting solutions.
During therapy, we will regularly review how things are going. This includes working towards a planned ending.