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Individual and Couples Therapy

HumanKind offers therapy to individuals and couples. 

Individual therapy: 
Who comes to therapy?
People come to individual therapy at different points in their lives and for many different reasons. It may be that they are experiencing acute psychological or emotional distress, through grief, relationship breakdown or some other event. They may have the experience or diagnosis of anxiety, depression or some other mental health condition. They may feel stuck in their lives, as though they continually repeat patterns of behaviour, or relationship which they would like to change. 

What happens if I decide that I want therapy?
Everybody’s therapy is different, but the overall intention is to restore your wellbeing and support your peace of mind.

You will decide with your therapist what you want out of therapy, the frequency of the sessions, and whether you are thinking of short or longer term therapy. Usually, you will have a series of one hour sessions with your therapist  these may be weekly or fortnightly, and are mostly face-to-face, although skype sessions are also possible. 

In your sessions, you will have an opportunity to explore what is going on for you in a safe, non-judgemental environment. 

You will be able to share your story and through doing this in the presence of another person, you will deepen your understanding of how you experience and operate in the world. In HumanKind we emphasise learning how to re-connect with yourself, with the more resourced parts as well as the vulnerable parts . You may spend some time learning mindfulness-based skills, so that you are better able to notice your thoughts, sensations and feelings in any given moment, and to ground yourself, thereby giving you greater choice as to how to respond, leading to greater peace of mind. 

In a first session, you and your therapist can get a sense of what it would be like to work together, You will take some time to talk about what is troubling you and what you would like to be different. At the end of the session we usually suggest that you go away and think about it before making another date, although you might pencil one in the diary.

Confidentiality: What you say in therapy is confidential, your therapist will talk to you about any limitations of this at your initial appointment. 

How much: Our fees are £45 per session, although we have some concessionary spaces for people on a low income. 

If you think you might be interested please Contact Us and we can have an initial free phone conversation.


Couples Therapy
At some time in most relationships, we can wonder what we are doing together, where we are going, and if its all worth it. Couples therapy offers space for both of you to explore what is going on and to find different ways of relating.


During the course of therapy, you can expect to look at the way you communicate, to notice what works well between you as well as what doesn’t and to gain some understanding as to how your current relationship patterns have developed and some ideas about how to change them. Jenny normally works for up to twelve sessions with a couple, and sessions are normally an hour.  

The first session usually lasts between one and one and a half hours, and is for you and Jenny to get an idea as to how you might work together. At the end of the first session, Jenny will suggest that you go home and discuss between you whether or not you would like to continue with the therapy.

Fees: £50 per session. 

If you think you might be interested, please contact Jenny at 07970 471790 or jennythompsonpsychotherapy@gmail.com

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