Principally my role is to listen to you. There is no correct ‘thing’ to talk about, what’s important is that you say whatever you feel you want to in your own particular way. Together, we will try to think about you and what is causing your unhappiness or distress. This may include looking at how you relate to your life, the people that feature in it and how you relate to me during the session. I will also listen out for the things that you find hard to talk about or try to avoid so that overtime this becomes easier.
During our sessions, I will ask questions, I may make a suggestions but I won't give advice. My aim is to support your personal development and growth. Sometimes change can be painful, hence the saying 'growing pains' but to remain stuck is often far worse.
I work in a similar way with couples but here my role is to think about the relationship that you and your partner are creating. We will think together about what the relationship is providing for both of you and how this might need to change.