Psychological Counselling is a talking 'therapy' which aims to help people manage their difficulties and transform personal problems into their own personal growth.
Psychological Counselling or 'Personal Therapy' can help to address a broad range of individual and social problems. Psychological counselling is not confined to helping people cope with difficulties. It can also enable you to:
- establish and maintain more fulfilling relationships
- develop confidence and learn how to assert your own needs
- discover and bring out your creativity & self-expression
- find paths to self-discovery
- renew a sense of purpose in your life
- feel happier within yourself and more contented with life
I offer psychological therapy to adults and teenagers on an individual basis.
Psychological issues that I can work with include:
Bereavement and Loss
Loss of Self-Esteem and Confidence
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist my core training encompassed the following two therapeutic modalities/approaches:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is short-term, usually 10-16 sessions. It is focused on the present and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
Person-Centred / Humanistic Approach
Person Centred Therapy (PCT) is usually a non-directive approach, which provides the client with an opportunity to develop inner resources; and work towards finding their own solutions to their problems.
I also use an Integrative Approach, blending therapeutic modalities (approaches) together – so that each client receives what works best for them.
The therapeutic approach (including the number and frequency of the sessions) will vary for each person depending on their circumstances and symptoms. Through therapy, clients have an opportunity to develop a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and how past relationships and experiences may influence their ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in the present.