My Services

I provide an array of therapeutic approaches tailored to your own individual needs such as person centred, CBT, Gestalt and Systemic to name but a few. The therapy is structured around your need and will be adapted through the process for you to achieve the best results and your goals.

Person Centred Therapy

Devised by Carl Rogers, this is also known as Rogerian or client-centred counselling. It is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions.  Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help the client develop and grow in their own way

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT combines cognitive and behavioural techniques.  It focuses on current problems, rather than past issues, and aims to change the way clients think and behave to help them deal with their problems in a more positive way. It has been effective for stress-related ailments, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and (in combination with drug treatment) major depression.  

Psychodynamic Therapy

The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but focuses on immediate problems to try to provide a quicker solution. 

This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour.  The therapist aims to build an accepting and trusting relationship with the client, encouraging them to talk about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people. It uses similar techniques to psychotherapy, including free association, interpretation and especially transference, where the client projects feelings experienced in previous significant relationships onto the therapist.

Gestalt Therapy

The name Gestalt is derived from the German for ‘whole’ or ‘pattern’.  Developed by Fritz Perls, it looks at the individual as a whole, and within their surroundings, rather than breaking things into parts.  Practitioners help clients to focus on the here and now and their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour to better understand how they relate to others and to situations. This can help them find a new, positive perspective on their problems and bring about changes in their lives. 

Systemic Therapy

These are therapies which aim to change the transactional pattern of members of a system.  Systemic therapy can be used as a generic term for family therapy and marital therapy. 

Integrative Therapy

I would class my approach a lot more in line with the Integrative approach. This is when several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy are used together in a converging way rather than as separate approaches.

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Couples Therapy