Therapy with me

My philosophy has always been to tailor therapy to each individual client rather than try to fit clients into theoretical pigeon holes.  So for each person I work with I draw on my background of psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique), EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), neuroscience and mindfulness.  I use EFT with almost all my clients, but it is EFT informed by and integrated with all these other approaches.

So what happens at the first session is different for every client.  But much of it is always about getting to know a client and their story.

At the moment I am unable to offer individual sessions to new clients because I am working full-time on an academic project.  And even when it is completed,   I will not be working with clients in the US because of the difficulty of finding Australian insurance that covers the US.

My enthusiasm for EFT is fourfold:

  • It works.
  • It works more quickly than any other therapy modality I have yet encountered.
  • It works on trauma with the minimum risk of retraumatization.
  • It empowers clients.  By learning to use it for yourself you have a self-help tool for current symptoms and to deal with whatever comes up for you for the rest of your life.

It is never possible to say how many sessions anyone will need. Sometimes what sounds very straightforward turns out to be much more complicated.  And something that sounds as if it will be difficult can surprise me by collapsing quickly.  So I feel I can never give an honest answer to the question: “How many sessions will I need?”