Town House Barns
[*Highly Sensitive Person]
High sensitivity is a normal trait found in 15 - 20% of the population. Too many to be a disorder, but enough to be well understood by others. It is innate, and found in over 100 species (and probably more).
HSPs are more aware of subtleties in their environment, because their brains process and reflect on information more deeply. As a result, too much stimulation for too long can lead to overwhelm.
HSPs prefer to look before entering new situations; this is not the same as shyness. 30% of HSPs are extroverts.
Sensitivity is valued differently in different cultures. Where it is not valued, HSPs tend to have low self-esteem. They are told not to be so sensitive, and therefore feel abnormal.
Elaine Aron PhD
A recent research study indicates that, "...similar clinical outcomes can be achieved via the telephone as are obtained in face-to-face [therapy]".
Furthermore, the alliance between therapist and client, as well as levels of empathy, attentiveness, participation and openess, are equivalent as in face-to-face therapy.
(Irvine et al; Journal of Affective Disorders; 15 March 2020)
To maximise your safety and wellbeing at this time, I can provide telephone counselling, where appropriate.
I have completed specialist telephone counselling training in order to offer this option.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email, text or telephone to find out more.