INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

HOW DOES THERAPY WORK?

I provide both short-term and long-term therapy for individuals.

Short-term and medium-term therapy (counselling) assumes that the individual needs therapeutic support in dealing with a particular problem, for example obsessive thinking or unusually high anxiety. A set number of sessions is planned and they are aimed at looking at ways of solving the problem. We might work with strategies such as CBT techniques or multimodal therapy. In spite of its short-term nature, this type of therapeutic work can help you gain deeper insights and find new way of dealing with your difficulties.

Long-term psychotherapy is deeper and open-ended. It focuses on emotional difficulties and inner conflicts that build up over many years. It attempts to identify long-standing unhelpful patterns, bringing awareness and pointing at new possibilities of expressing oneself. The length of therapy is not pre-planned and cannot be predicted – it may be for up to a year or for several years. How long it continues depends on your needs and what you want to make of the therapeutic space.

People seek therapy for different reasons. Some people initially look for a few sessions and then they decide to stay for longer psychotherapy. Some come because they feel overwhelmed by life. Others come not for a specific problem, but because they would like to know and understand themselves at a deeper level. In any case, therapy can act like a mirror through which we can see ourselves as we really are, and often for the very first time in our lives. It can be challenging but also comforting, difficult but also encouraging.

GETTING STARTED – THE INITIAL CONSULTATION

If you decide to contact me, we will arrange to meet for an initial consultation. The initial consultation lasts 50 minutes and the fee is £40. During this session, you will have the opportunity to discuss all the difficulties that have brought you to therapy. The initial consultation will also help us have a first impression of how and whether we can work together.

AND THEN? FOLLOWING SESSIONS

If we both agree to continue onto the next stage of the journey together, we will then arrange a time for the following sessions.  Sessions are normally held once a week on the same day and at the same time. Other arrangements can be agreed depending on your circumstances.

Sessions lasts for 50 minutes.

Fees are between £55 and £80 and vary depending on time and your circumstances. Please contact me for further information.

Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of you needs. This evaluation period will last up to three  sessions. By the end of this period,  it will be clearer to both of us whether we can have a relationship that meets your needs as a client, which is fundamental to the therapeutic process. We will then review the work done so far and we will discuss the next steps.

LOCATION

Sessions take place at a location in Dorset Street, just off Baker Street in London (see map). You’re most welcome to contact me for further information.

Nearest tube station: Baker Street, Marylebone, Bond Street.

CONTACTS

You can call me on 07553 244004 or, alternatively, you can email me at info@vincenzoperri.co.uk