What do I need to know about this therapy?

Psychotherapy with Dany DuBois is based is central Cambridge, UK, or via Skype.

As your therapist my role is not to judge you or try to change you. I will not view you as ill, or as someone who cannot live life differently, if that is what you choose to do. We will explore with you how you came to feel sad, confused, or disappointed. I will listen out for who you are, and help you become fulfilled in life so that you live according to your principles. 

Rather than tell you what to do, I will guide you towards accessing your own answers. I may highlight imbalances and paradoxes that have stopped you feeling complete. As you begin to notice how and why you have created the life you have, change happens automatically.

My role is to meet you in your world. Then together we can find a way through until you are where you want to be. 

Are psychotherapists different from counsellors?
Psychotherapists have had long and in-depth training which involves studying psychological theories as well as counselling techniques. Psychotherapists should not passively listen, their job is to use their experience, knowledge and life skills to help you make the changes you want.

Psychotherapists will not just repeat back to you what you have said, they will challenge you in an appropriate way to help move you on from feeling stuck.

What is existential-phenomenological therapy?
This is a philosophical approach to psychotherapy. The philosophy holds that it is natural for humans to have dilemmas, emotional and psychological pain. Rather than run away from life's difficulties, if we can stay with our anxieties they actually lose their intensity. Covering up problems only hides them temporarily.

In this therapy you will be challenged to thoroughly explore and transform the way you see your life, even if this seems impossible right now. You don't need to know anything about psychotherapy or this philosophy in order for it to work for you and for you to make the changes you want. 

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07961 988 657 or dany@therapylife.com