Coming to psychological therapy
People can seek therapy for many reasons. They might be experiencing difficulties in their life or mood that they would like support with. They might want to develop as a person, or make changes in some way.
At times, it can be helpful to have a person listen carefully, who is not involved with us in any other way, to facilitate our understanding and coping. In therapy, we both work together to reach a shared understanding of your difficulties, and how you might move forward. Therapy often involves experiencing emotions, having these heard and recognised by the therapist and yourself. This means that sessions might be uplifting at times, challenging or painful at other times and this is normal. Working through these feelings with your therapist can enable new insights and awareness. I am careful to review your progress and mood at regular intervals with you so that we can ensure therapy is meeting your needs and is safe.
These are some common problems that therapy can help with:
Sadness and depression
Fear and anxiety
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress
Work related difficulties, including shift work issues
Low self esteem
Adjustment to physical health problems
A therapist will offer an initial consultation to give you a sense of how they work and to assess your needs fully. If you want or need something different from what we can offer, we will do our best to locate other sources of help for you. If appropriate, we are happy to work alongside and with other NHS and health professionals involved in a client's care.
Go to the following pages of this site to find out more about the therapies we offer:
Click here to read about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Click here to read about Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Click here to read about Counselling
Click here to read about Compassion Focussed Therapy
Click here to read about Online Therapy