Therapy offers the opportunity to reflect on how you think, feel, relate and respond to life events

How Therapy Works

What happens in therapy?

Therapy involves a series of regular meetings in which we will work together to explore and understand your difficulties.

It’s a collaborative process, tailored to your individual needs, which we will discuss in our initial meeting(s). Psychotherapy is something we take an active, working part in, unlike other types of help and support which are prescribed or given. I won't give advice, but instead I will think with you about your situation, and help you find your own way forward.

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and offer the opportunity to reflect on how you think, feel, relate to others, and respond to life events. I provide a confidential, professional and supportive setting, so you can talk safely without fear of being judged, criticised, rejected or blamed.

Working together

I work from a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic perspective, based on the principle that problems and distress we experience in the present may be related to early experiences. Underpinning this perspective is the psychoanalytic concept that our unconscious mental life has a profound influence on how we think, feel, behave and relate to others. Discovering different aspects of the self and making links between them through therapy can help you to address and overcome obstacles, and see more clearly how your experiences have shaped you. This increased understanding can lead to a greater feeling of wholeness and sense of yourself.

Fees

Fees start at £70 for a 50-minute session. I also reserve a limited number of more affordable spaces for people on low incomes. The initial 90-minute consultation is £85.

The Next Step

You can contact me by telephone 07881 951741 or email info@lisavaughan.co.uk for more information, or to arrange an initial consultation. Your enquiry is strictly confidential. You do not need a referral from your GP to make an appointment.

The purpose of our first meeting, usually about 90 minutes, is to discuss your needs and expectations, and whether psychotherapy could be helpful for you. We may decide to have a few more preliminary meetings to get to know each other and decide whether it would be helpful to work together. If we decide to proceed, we will agree a regular time(s) to meet each week.

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