How Can I Help?
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First of all undertaking therapy can be a challenging process and it is worth considering who you are working with. I would always encourage prospective clients to look around and discuss their needs with a number of different therapists to get a sense of who they may prefer working with. Research has consistently shown that the relationship between the therapist and client (often known as the therapeutic alliance) is one of the most important factors in positive outcomes in therapy.
To help with this I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to help you decide if you think I can help.
Arrange to meet
If you decide that you would like to meet I can offer specialised assessment and therapy for a range of difficulties that adults experience. Inevitably no two people face the same challenge which is why it’s important to offer a bespoke treatment to adjust to an individual’s needs, rather than manualised and formulaic therapies that are common in both the NHS and private practice.
I have trained in a number of different types of therapy that reflect the diverse needs of the people I may see. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I will draw together the most helpful aspects of these models to help you overcome the difficulties you experience.
Problems I commonly work with
Some people find categorising their difficulties into a diagnosis or disorder helpful and containing. Others may find these more difficult to consider and don't feel that the challenges they experience neatly fit into one category or another.
I use the following terms merely as a representation of commonly used phrases in mental health that may help to describe the difficulties you experience.
Like the rest of your experience when working with me I endeavour to treat each individual as their own person rather than offering formulaic, pre-determined or manualised treatments.
Anxiety disorders including:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Adjustment to and management of physical health difficulties
Grief and Bereavement
Relationship difficulties and family problems
Work related stress
The effects of abusive, neglectful and challenging childhood
This is not an exhaustive list. To discuss how I might be able to best support you please get in touch.