Counselling & Psychotherapy

Some issues clients present with ;
Anxiety, Phobia, Panic, Work-related Stress, Bereavement, Relationship difficulties, Depression, Low-mood, Loss, Ambiguous Loss, Chronic Illness related issues, Aspergers, Change, Lack of confidence, Loss of self, Anger, Abuse related issues, Mild eating issues, Trauma, Low-self-esteem, Pain or other health related issues, OCD, Social Isolation, Loneliness, Suicidal Ideation, Sleep Issues, Men's general issues

Individuals come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, from all walks of life, with recent events in the news, pressures of every day, and covid-19, Individuals have had many extra pressures placed upon them resulting in stress and change, which may not always be  welcome. Therapy can help you explore anything you may be finding difficult so you can move towards a better understanding and acceptance. I don't have all the answers but what I do have is a space online or by telephone where I will take the time to listen to you show empathy, unconditional positive regard, be respectful, work with you to look at ways in which you can  become more resilient, learn new coping mechanisms, so you can move forwards towards growth and change

What is Person-Centred Therapy?

 

Person-Centred Therapy is a humanistic approach, a type of ‘talking therapy’ that is non-directive and client led. It is of the belief that each person can become fully functioning given the right conditions. The underlying principles focus on the counsellor as being honest, transparent, non-judgmental, empathic, and accepting of the individual as they are. Clients are supported to work through therapy at their own pace. Person-Centred Therapy can help with various issues such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, bereavement, work-related-stress, loss, pain, low-self-esteem, anger, isolation, depression.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? 

CBT is a type of ‘talking therapy’ (psychotherapy) that helps improve mental health by focusing on distorted thought patterns and behaviours. It helps to improve emotional regulation and uses strategies to help clients cope, socratic questions, and goals in the form of homework to use between sessions. CBT looks at how you think, feel, your attitude, and how you react. It is a structured type of therapy that is shorter-term lasting anywhere from  five to twenty sessions, that looks at challenging existing beliefs that may be causing problems and reframing them, focusing on current issues. CBT can be an effective approach for anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions and can be used in conjunction with Person-Centred Therapy.