Frank O'Donovan

UKCP Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

How Therapy Works

Therapy is for everyone because it entirely reasonable for a person to be anxious and confused by life, challenged by relationships, family life and the direction of your career.  The only qualification for going to therapy is to be a normal human being.

So many of our problems come down to not having enough insight into how our minds work.  What we want, what we fear, why we act the way we do, and overwhelmed by certain feelings.  The goal of therapy is self knowledge.  By talking a lot to someone who listens very carefully over many weeks, you come to deeper insights into the mind you inhabit.  Patterns start to emerge that show a particular way for approaching relationships or dealing with defeat, a recurrent not very helpful approach to dealing with jealousy, an ongoing thing with your sibling or father.

To get the most of therapy you need to approach sessions with honesty, openness and empathy. Every person is unique and the journey is different for each client. Therapy is not a quick fix and often requires time and commitment into the process in order to find answers into your problem

Psychotherapy should feel supportive but also challenging - how else will your life take on a different course? Working together we will identify your negative thinking patterns and work on solutions that can open your life to new possibilities.

Practicalities

At the first session we can explore your situation, how you are feeling and your expectations of therapy - there is no obligation on you to commit to further sessions nor any commitment required to a minimum number of sessions.

I accept cash or debit/credit cards at the end of each session.

Off-street parking is available at Wimbledon.