Hello; My name is Will Leifer.
Chances are if you are reading this page, it is because you are feeling stuck in some area of your life. Some emotion, problem or situation has come up and you are not sure what to do about it. You may be sad, disheartened, low, angry, scared or struggling in some other way.
Therapy is about getting unstuck, and it does this by helping you make connections. This could mean connecting more deeply with your own unexplored thoughts and feelings, with other people, or understanding how your past is connected to and influencing the present. Very often the most important connection in therapy can be that between the client and therapist. Simply being heard in an accepting and non-judgemental way can help a great deal. Through this process of connection, new ways forward emerge which were previously inconceivable.
For those curious about the psychotherapeutic theory that informs my work, I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I draw on a range of different theories to help my clients. I draw particularly on the humanistic approaches of person-centred and focusing-oriented psychotherapy, and also on relational (attachment-based) psychoanalytic ideas. In addition to these, I have integrated some ideas and techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy, existential therapy and gestalt therapy.