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 currently accepting new clients (May 2022)
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, EMDR and IFS, to shift past hurts and negative beliefs about oneself. We work not only on the unwanted problems but also on developing a life worth living. This means identifying our values, which are really our hearts desire. Therapy is not like you see on TV and in films, it is not just being listened to by a serious looking man with a white beard reclining in a leather armchair who occasionally throws out some words of wisdom. Therapy has been developing alongside everything else and is right up to date in 2022. 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 one's mental well-being is a delicate balance that we all have to manage. Life will bring everyone of us difficult challanges, we may not necessrily be able to avoid these, but how we react to and how we deal with these challenges is something we do have some control over. Sometimes our emotions can seem overwhelming and lead us to acting in unhealthy and unhelpful ways. We can work on these and find relief. Most of us are dealing with the results of hurt, the lack of the right attention or upsetting experiences. And therapy can helps us understand how we developed these hurst and how we can heal them. And they can help us grow as human beings and be more able 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 authentic and more meaningful lives. Number of sessions? - I give clients an idea of how many sessions would be needed to deal with issues after the first three 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 make real changes so that they can make the most of this one, 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.