Individual, family, couples therapist and clinical supervisor in Dulwich,
South East London
For therapy to elicit change, the relationship between the therapist and the patient needs to be a good fit. To help this, it can be useful to ask yourself the following questions before you start looking for a therapist:
Why therapy and why now?
What is your desired outcome?
What are you prepared to do to achieve this goal?
What do you expect from your therapist?
If you have had therapy before, what was useful, what was less so? Was your therapist active or passive? What approach do you prefer?
Common issues that bring people into therapy are:
"Your encouragement, insight and support have helped our family communicate better and for us to feel more confident in our parenting"
During the several sessions I attended, curtailed sadly by the Covid19 pandemic, I found Lydia's warmth and empathy a stimulus for helping me to gently unpeel the layers of emotional experience that inhibited my self understanding.
Fundamental to this were her considerable skills at self expression and an astuteness at understanding what I was feeling, enabling me to reveal myself through insightful questions that probed areas that had long remained hidden.