How does a session work?
We can work together in person or by Skype. Sometimes, sessions by Skype at the beginning are a very useful way to build trust and confidence, setting the foundation for in person work later, and sometimes, they are all that is needed or wanted.
However you decide how you want to work with me, when we start our work together, we will have a detailed discussion about your issues and how we might address these. This is based in part on a questionnaire which you will have completed beforehand. We will agree short term, medium and longer term goals, and will talk about what methods and approaches we might use.
At the start of each session, we will talk about where you now are, and agree what we will do in that session. The most important thing is that each session is co-created with you. Nothing will happen without your active participation and agreement.
Often, people find the prospect of Bodywork too much at the outset, and I am happy to have talking only sessions. For some clients, that is all they want, while for others it builds the foundation of relationship and trust necessary for hands on work later.
For sessions involving Bodywork, I find a minimum of two hours is best, for talking only sessions, a shorter time is possible.
If we are doing body work, we will always have a discussion beforehand about your boundaries, and I will not go beyond these.
If the session includes Bodywork, we will always leave time at the end for discussion, feedback and assimilation.
The most important part of my work is being able to create a safe space, so you can be free to move out of a habitual vigilance and tension, to be in a place where you can experience yourself differently, with more vitality, aliveness, curiosity, courage, joy and receptivity.