my approach

Is there an aspect of your life you’d like to change?  A negative behaviour that’s holding you back?  Something from the past that’s preventing you from moving forward? 


Whether you are a professional with burnout, a couple experiencing relationship issues or someone who’d like to change but doesn’t know where to start, I can help.


I understand how exhausting it is to hold on to emotional baggage or battle with anxiety, addictions, phobias or eating issues.  I also understand how depression, low self-confidence and poor self-esteem can have a stranglehold on your day to day life. I understand because I’ve successfully helped clients overcome these, and many other, issues. 

So, How Can I Help You?

By listening to you and understanding your pain. 

 

I can then select the appropriate therapeutic approach for you (and your unique circumstances) to ensure you receive the most effective treatment – approaches that might include: Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Approaches (CBT) or Solution Focused Therapy.  Find out more below.

CBT looks at resolving client problems by changing negative thought patterns. It provides a basis for helping clients identify negative thoughts and behaviours and replace them with new alternatives – ultimately changing how they think about things and how what they do affects their thoughts and feelings. CBT is a widely used theory which is used to treat a wide range of problems including clients with mild to chronic conditions which affect them physically and mentally.

Including the CBT approach in therapy will involve clients’ participation in the form of completing homework tasks, keeping journals of your experience for reference and discussion and putting what they learn into practice. I use low intensity CBT techniques.

This approach helps clients to understand the impact that our past experiences can have on our present lives. Therapy using this approach will explore the clients past from their childhood to the present day, including the influence of our subconscious minds to understand how this may have an impact on any difficulties in the present.

 

Clients may through this approach be able to understand how and why they experience difficulties in the present through having insight and deeper understanding about themselves.

PCT is an approach that I believe should underpin all therapeutic relationships. It based on the belief that within each of us we hold the potential to live our lives to our maximum capacity. It encourages the individual to work out what areas they need to focus on and then to work out the best course of action to follow to resolve their issues.

 

I use the PCT approach combined with other approaches to ensure that the therapy is as effective as it can be.

Gestalt is a highly positive and practical integrative therapeutic approach. Broadly, Gestalt practitioners help people to focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way they relate to others. It emphasises personal responsibility in the present.

 

This increased awareness can help people to find a new perspective, see the bigger picture and start to effect changes.

Solution Focused therapy focuses on a client’s present, future and goals rather than the past. I use this therapy alongside my other approaches, but it can be useful for brief short term therapy if there is a specific goal that the client would like to work on.

 

To find out what others have to say about me please check out my testimonials then, if my approach sounds right for you, get in touch for a FREE consultation.