If I decide to have a course of body psychotherapy treatment how many sessions will I need?
You may want to come for a few sessions to see you through your immediate difficulty. Or you may choose to come for longer and to work deeper. It’s entirely up to you.
Will I have to do anything I’m not happy about?
No. I will always ask your permission before initiating any technique or change and explain what it will entail. If we are working on something and you feel you would like to stop, all you need to do is tell me
I don’t want a course of psychotherapy – I just need to talk to somebody. Can I just talk?
Yes of course. Different problems/issues can merit different approaches. If talking is required, absolutely, I will listen and help you to gently put a situation back into perspective. Sometimes one session may be all you need. It’s about you and what you’re comfortable with and what works for you.
If I’m not sure how Nayna can help. Can I call for a preliminary discussion?
Of course. I will always take calls and offer a free preliminary, telephone conversation. There is no obligation to make an appointment.
I know somebody who I think would benefit from Psychotherapy, but I don’t know how to broach the subject. What would you suggest?
Yes, I agree, this it can be very difficult. Think back to how you have broached difficult subjects with this person in the past. Could you adapt an approach which has worked before?
If not, you could be blunt and say, “I don’t think you are coping with this at all well– here are the details of some therapists – I really think you should ring one of them”.
Or more diplomatically, “ I can see you’re struggling at the moment – I’ve got the details of some therapists, just in case – might help, you never know…”
Or: “I know things are really difficult and I can see you’re bearing up, but I’ve found the names of some therapist just in case you need one in the future…”
Once you start psychotherapy, it goes on for years….
This is not necessarily so. How long therapy lasts depends on what you are trying to achieve. I do offer short-therapy – where we would only look at what is troubling you at the moment. We would work towards improving the quality of your daily life and only delve deeper if you choose to. However, there are no quick fixes and if you are coming to terms with a major life upheaval, it will necessarily take more than a handful of sessions to work through.
How do I find the right psychotherapist?
You need to try a few out, preferably when you are not in the middle of a major crisis. Look for somebody who you feel you can really talk to. Somebody who is trained and has experience of working with the issues you need help with. You don’t have to stay with the same therapist for ever. Jung said that you can only go as far with a therapist as they have gone themselves – so you may find that you work through some issues with one therapist and then move on to somebody else.
But I’m not mad and I’m not inadequate…
You haven’t got to be ‘mad’ or ‘inadequate’ to benefit from psychotherapy. Most people who consult psychotherapists enjoy perfectly sound mental health and are far from inadequate. They come because they are troubled about or overwhelmed by something they are experiencing in their lives at the moment or by something from the past which is unresolved. Some people find that most areas of their lives work really well, but they want to explore the one or two things that never go right no matter what they do or how hard they try.
Do you offer CBT?
I’m afraid not. I trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy – developed by Peter Levine and broadened by Babette Rothschild – and Biodynamic Psychotherapy – developed by Gerda Boyeson. To get an idea of how I work, please look through the articles and blogs I have posted on this site.
How much do you charge?
£65.00 per hour session – Online: Zoom or FaceTime
Some £45.00 slots are available – please e-mail Nayna for more information
Will my sessions be confidential?
They will certainly be confidential at my end. But you may have to choose a time when you are alone or find a place where you know you will not be disturbed or overheard.
Do I have to have my sessions at the same time every week?
It’s preferable, but if you can’t commit to the same time every week, we can work around that.
How often are the appointments?
This depends on what issues we are working on. Generally, it would be better to have sessions every week, at least to start with. After a while, clients can come once a fortnight, which can taper off to once every three weeks, then once a month.
How do I pay for my sessions?
While I am working remotely, it can be by cheque or bank transfer – to arrive within forty-eight hours of the session.
What if I can’t make my session?
While I am working remotely, I am asking clients to let me know if they have to cancel by 5.00 pm the day before the session.
To make an appointment, please call: 01297 444 561