STEPHEN GLOVER

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Sky 2

OUR FIRST MEETING

In our first meeting, an initial consultation, we will look at what brings you to therapy at this point in your life and explore what you hope to gain. I will be interested in finding more about you and you will be able to ask about how I work. We can also address any concerns you may have about therapy.

 

By the end of this first session we should be able to decide together the best way forward.

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SUBSEQUENT SESSIONS

Should we decide to work together, sessions will take place at the same time and place each week and will last fifty minutes. There is no rule about how long therapy should last - it can range from a few weeks to a number of years.  It is important to attend regularly, to maintain a sense of safety and continuity. We will regularly review how the therapy is progressing, and it will be your choice as to how long you wish to keep coming.

 

Through therapy you can learn more about who you are and understand the choices that have led you to where you are today. You will then be able to begin to make new choices and become more of who you would like to be.

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WHAT WILL THERAPY BE LIKE?

Therapy is a unique experience, where you can explore your world within a non-judgmental, trusting and confidential relationship. From here, you'll gain greater awareness and understanding of yourself, the patterns of your thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and where new choices can be found.

 

There are many therapeutic approaches (hundreds!) and a whole world of techniques and theories used by therapists. Interestingly, research has shown the most important aspect of therapy to be the nature of the relationship between you and the therapist, rather than any specific technique or theory. In the end, it is about finding the therapist that works for you.