How do I know if psychoanalytic psychotherapy is right for me?
An initial consultation enables you to consider whether psychoanalytic psychotherapy is going to be right for you. We'll explore why you've come, and for what kind of help you're looking.
We'll explore your current situation, any difficulties you face, and your past background. You can discuss your uncertainties, and ask any questions you have.
Psychotherapy is a relationship between two people that requires mutual trust, openness and honesty. We must feel comfortable and safe in working together. An initial consultation enables us to begin to get to know each other and see if this is going to be possible. If not, or if this psychotherapeutic approach doesn't seem right, we'll think about other possibilities.
Often a decision about this can be made after one meeting, but sometimes a further one is necessary.