Graeme McCartney

Psychotherapy & Counselling | Wellington

The QuietplaceMy services and fees

 

Counselling

Counselling can help you to identify your set ways of reacting to particular situations, and can help you to change your responses to a particular problem that you may be facing This is usually based on changing the ways you think, feel and behave in challenging or difficult situations.

 

Counselling can help to identify problematic patterns
Psychotherapy can help understand how these patterns developed

 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a process that can help to resolve more entrenched problems. Deeper problems often have their roots in childhood and/or traumatic experiences. Psychotherapy can help to understand how and why problematic patterns have developed.

 

Frequency of sessions

Sessions of one hour, once per week are normal and are effective.  I do not recommend having sessions less frequently than weekly as the thread and the impetus of the work can be lost if sessions are not regular.  Sometimes, therapy sessions more than once per week can be helpful and I am happy to negotiate this with you, based on availability.

 

Style of working

I am a Gestalt trained psychotherapist.

 

>> Read more about Gestalt Therapy.


I believe that we have the ability to find meaning for ourselves through experiencing connections with others and that Psychotherapy can assist people in deepening their awareness of their unique ways of relating with others. Sometimes we can get caught up in trying to be someone, or something that we are not. The therapeutic alliance can help to identify how this comes about and can help us to become more fully who we really are.

I am experienced in a number of counselling techniques and styles, and I can adapt to your particular needs or requirements. We will negotiate a contract together at the beginning of our work and we can re-negotiate this contract at any time. I work with adult men and women, I do not provide couples work.

I will often take a family and relationship history during our first session together.

There will be time during our first session for you to also ask questions of me, this may assist you in deciding whether or not you think that we can work together.

I will also give you honest feedback about whether or not I think I am the best match for you.


Fees

My fee is $135.00 per session. If you are coming for EAP assistance, your employer pays for your sessions.