'Therapy' is an umbrella term used to describe talking therapies such as counselling and psychotherapy. Therapy sessions provide a safe, confidential place to talk to a trained professional about your feelings and concerns.
You may wish to talk about difficult events in your life, or your relationships, and any associated emotions. You may have unhelpful thoughts or behaviours that you would like to change. Whatever the issue, therapists can help you find new perspectives, and identify more helpful ways of thinking and behaviour.
The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy ('BACP') defines both counselling and psychotherapy in the same terms:
To help you explore your concerns, I strive always to be empathic, listen without judgment, and to be authentic and sensitive.
In order to make therapy as effective as possible for you, I am trained in more than one method of counselling and psychotherapy; I am also trained to work collaboratively with you, to blend and tailor those approaches in accordance with your unique needs and preferences:
In addition to providing person-centred listening and responding expertise, I can also support you to compassionately apply more structured Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ('CBT') techniques, and / or simple but effective breathing and relaxation exercises, if desired.
Should you wish to consider your earlier life, or your past and present styles of relating to others, I may also draw on my training in other relevant theories (Attachment, Psychodynamic and Systemic). Back to Home page...
Whether you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, loneliness, or any another issue, please feel free to get in touch to find out more about my services, as I may be able to help.