Why Therapy?

I was feeling quite low recently, had a 1-2-1 with Andrew at 4N Durham and we arranged a time to look at ways forward for me. Andrew helped me to achieve more change in 90 mins than all of the 16 hours of coaching I had done with another consultant last year. He is compassionate, perceptive and kind.

Sue Finn

People seek help both to resolve emotional difficulties and positively to help lead richer and deeper lives. Therapy has both a remedial and developmental aspect. There are many areas of personal difficulties including:

  • Depression
  • Loss/Bereavement
  • Eating difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexuality/sexual difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Childhood trauma
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Cultural Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Meaninglessness/futility of life
  • OCD
  • Crisis management
  • Leaning too heavily on supports such as alcohol & drugs

Some people simply know there is something not quite right. They may believe their difficulties are mainly physical in origin, or that the problem lies outside them. Therapy isn't the universal answer, but there are various ways in which it empowers individuals to change their life experience. My point of view is that mind and body are interconnected and that addressing the underlying cause of the symptom is the key to resolving the presenting problem.

Therapy works towards the clarifying of situations and facilitating you towards finding your own solutions, by supporting you through giving undivided attention to your personal situation. It also works more by enlarging a person's own access to fuller personal resources. This it does by means of more specialised and in-depth interventions. Both enable and strengthen greater positive personal development.

Theory & Philosophy

For more detail about my theory & philosophy, please read the following document (PDF format).

How will we work together?

Most people have at least an hour’s journey through beautiful scenery to get here. Consequently appointments are usually 2 hours long and usually about 2 weeks apart. This can vary depending on the individual & nature of the presenting issue. Most issues are resolved after 10-16 hours of therapy although sometimes longer is needed.
Approximately 3 months after therapy is complete we meet again to review progress and ensure your change is permanent.

Some people & issues respond well to a more intensive approach. It may also be impractical visit fortnightly. For this reason we also offer residential therapy. For example, arriving on a Sunday night & leaving on Thursday morning allows 3 full days to work at your own pace. You can stay full board in our holiday cottage (details on Accommodation page) and enjoy the peace & quiet & countryside between sessions. A review meeting is also necessary with this approach.

For more information please read the theory & philosophy page or contact us.

What next?

If you have decided that therapy is for you then contact us either by phone or email (details at contact page). Before making any commitment we will have a complementary conversation on the phone. The purpose of the conversation is for you & I to decide whether we can work together & that it is appropriate to proceed.

If the time is not right for you yet and you would like to have an informal conversation with no obligation, please feel free to contact us.