We Can Change Integrated Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT
I offer a free, no-obligation introduction call, where I can tell you about how we can work with your problems. So please don't hesitate to call me, I'm really happy to chat.
I am an integrative therapist which means I work with a number of different leading-edge, clinically tested styles of therapy. In working with clients we normally begin by assessing the deeply held, core beliefs developed in the past that are often behind the disturbance. Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is excellent at diagnosing deeply held unhealthy beliefs. We can then draw from different practices that can help with managing difficult emotions and help change unhealthy thinking and behaviours such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We may then also begin internal somatic processing, a way to contact and shift past hurts. EMDR and IFS. We work not only on the unwanted problems but also on developing a life worth living. Therapy is not like you see on TV and in films, it is not just being listened to by a serious man with a long beard reclining in a leather armchair occasionally throwing out a few words of wisdom. Therapy has been developing alongside everything else and is right up to date in 2021. Therapy is now an active process that includes the use of effective techniques discovered and developed from extensive trials and often based on decades of wisdom and learning about the human mind (yes, science!) The pandemic has been helpful in showing us that maintaining mental well-being is a delicate balance that we all have to manage. Life brings challenges to us all and we can all suffer from difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions and from acting in unhealthy and unhelpful ways. Most of us are dealing with the results of hurt, lack of the right attention or upsetting experiences. Therapy helps us to understand these and to heal past hurts as well as current difficulties, it can help us to grow as human beings and to learn to give ourselves what we might have needed when we were younger. It helps us develop a relationship with ourselves (our capital S selves) and then we will live more honest and more meaningful lives. Number of sessions? - I give client's an idea of how many sessions would be needed to deal with issues after the first three or four sessions. I also offer 'fast therapy' and single-session therapy - where there is just one session and a single problem is worked on. Feel free to contact me to discuss any issues you would like help with.
I worked in the arts for many years before studying counselling and then therapy. I am interested in helping people to really change so that they make the most of this precious life. This means living the life that we want to live, a life that is meaningful to us and in line with our values. And being mentally and physically healthy to be able to deal with whatever turns up.