Life often confronts us with many emotional difficulties that can result in psychological distress. Psychological therapy offers a way for us to understand our emotional difficulties so that we can make sense of them. This understanding can in itself provide relief. Furthermore, Psychological therapy can allow us to explore ways in which to overcome emotional difficulties or minimalise the impact they are having on our everyday life.
I offer evidence based psychological therapies for a wide range of emotional difficulties. With expertise in a number of therapeutic approaches I am able to consider a person’s emotional difficulties in ways that suit their individual needs. I am committed towards providing a therapeutic experience where a person can feel secure within a non-judgmental environment that facilitates exploration and psychological change.
The three main evidence based therapeutic approaches that I use are :
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This approach explores how thinking and beliefs may be contributing towards psychological distress. This is a collaborative form of therapy that is often active and may involve exploring thought processes and challenging held beliefs.
Humanistic/Person Centred Therapy
This approach focuses on the natural tendency people have to psychologically grow emotionally. This therapy emphasises the importance of empathic listening and the healthy expression of emotions.
This approach emphasises how past relationships have come to shape our pattern of emotional coping and relating.
I also provide expertise in specific approaches such as:
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Compassionate Mind Training
Clients are often concerned about coming to see a therapist as they may wish to discuss some very private and sensitive matters. I adhere to the strict and clear guidelines laid out by my professional body, the British Psychological Society. This means that the content of sessions and notes taken from them remain strictly private and confidential.
I CAN HELP WITH:
Grief & Loss
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexual domestic or other abuse
Alcohol or drug misuse
Chronic Health conditions