What therapy offers

A choice of counselling or psychotherapy

Richmond Therapy offers a safe and confidential space for you to explore what is troubling you without fear of being judged or criticised.

  • Counselling is usually time-limited or offered on a short-term basis, to focus on dealing with specific issues.
  • Psychotherapy is longer term and aims to create deep-seated change. An emphasis is placed on understand feelings and exploring how they may have developed.

How I work

Psychodynamic therapy recognises the importance of past experience and how it shapes current behaviour and relationships. The therapeutic relationship is different from social relationships in that it is limited just to the therapy sessions. It provides a safe, confidential space in which to explore past and present feelings and the meaning of past and current relationships.

As human beings we have a tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour, often without realising it, and these behavioural patterns can be difficult to change, even when they may no longer be helping us. These ways of relating and communicating may repeat themselves in the therapy room, and this enables a client to look at behaviour patterns completely confidentially, without fear of judgement, rejection or retaliation.

As a client, you will be encouraged to explore your feelings and talk about significant childhood relationships, as well as your current experiences. The therapy focuses on the dynamics of relating and, in particular, how some aspects may be occurring between client and therapist.

Of central importance to my way of working is the development of a good therapeutic relationship. My clinical experience has enabled me to work with a diverse range of people and problems, while recognising the uniqueness of an individual’s needs. I therefore tailor the way I work according to what best suits you and your personal needs.