What we offer
We have training and expertise in a variety of different therapies. We have included a brief explanation of some of the main ones below, but we realise you may have more questions and want to know more about how we might use these with you. If there is a particular therapy you are interested in, get in touch and we’d be more than happy to discuss it with you more.
These are effective in helping people overcome difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem/confidence, coping with the loss a loved one, the impact of trauma or adjusting to new life circumstances.
I appreciate that many rely on their psychologist to provide a therapy that suits them best. Therefore, my experience enables me to provide tailor made therapy using the most effective methods at supporting individuals to overcome their difficulties.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you manage your problems by altering the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
The aim of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is to help you accept what you can’t change and change what you can. ACT helps you accept the things out of your control and work towards living a life you value. This includes popular techniques such as mindfulness.
Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytical therapies are based on identifying individuals’ unconscious perceptions and thoughts which have developed during their childhood and understanding how these affect current thoughts and behaviour.
Family therapy, sometimes referred to as systemic therapy, aims to support families or those in close relationships to make helpful changes. The focus of sessions is to work on helping the family as a unit, rather than the individuals’ issues.
Couples counselling aims to support a couple to improve their communication and make meaningful changes to their relationship. It is not about blaming one person or the other, but finding a joint understanding which helps you move forward together
Compassion Focused Therapy
The main aim of Compassionate Focused Therapy is to teach the skills and attributes of compassion. Compassion focused therapy is particularly useful for those who criticise themselves heavily and who have difficulty in feeling warmth toward, and being kind to, themselves or others.
A person-centred approach is about ensuring that the person with a difficulty is at the centre of decisions relating to their life. A person-centred process involves listening, thinking together, sharing ideas, coaching, and requesting feedback.