What is therapy?

Psychological Therapy is the process of working with a therapist to explore the underlying issues that are causing you stress. This could involve talking through past or present life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.

The therapist will support you in finding ways to resolve these issues, or at the very least alleviate the stress of them.

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How can it work for me?

Therapy is all about providing a safe space for you to look at the issues that are interfering with your daily life, and giving you the tools to help you cope. It helps you develop a deep understa- nding of yourself and others, and gives you the opportunity to discover your own solutions. Therapy is a journey of finding answers to questions and learning healthy coping mechanisms. It is not advice giving or persuasion linked to the therapist’s point of view.

Everyone has different needs and responds to different forms of therapy. We offer individual, couples and family therapy with short and long term approaches. We start with an initial assessment, which gives you the opportunity to learn more about our practice and us the chance to identify your needs. Following the assessment, you can decide whether to go forward with therapy and we can agree to future sessions. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Therapeutic Approach and Models

We work with a wide variety of patients and clients in different settings,
and as a result offer a range of therapy interventions or models to help
us identify what works best for you. We offer individual, couples and
family therapy that includes but is not limited to the treatments below.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

CBT is an evidenced based therapy that is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for a variety of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It focuses on understanding the links between your current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and, as a result, concentrates more on the here and now. The aim of CBT is to help you develop skills to help you manage your difficulties, for example, re-evaluating negative thoughts and setting yourself daily targets.

Systemic/ Family Therapies

Systemic/ Family Therapies

Systemic (Family) Psychotherapy is an effective evidence based therapeutic approach that enables family members to explore and express difficult thoughts and emotions safely.  It focuses on communication and relationship patterns to help people understand each others experiences and needs, building on existing strengths and making positive changes in relationships.

Psychodynamic Therapies

Psychodynamic Therapies

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a more in-depth form of therapy that explores the links between your past experiences and current difficulties. It is most helpful for people who would like to understand the origins of their thoughts and feelings and would benefit from exploring their close relationships. It is based on the understanding that how we think, feel and behave can be driven by unconscious conflicts and uses the therapeutic relationship as a way of helping memories and feelings to reach awareness. This approach includes Psychoanalytic Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Humanistic Therapies

Humanistic Therapies

Humanistic therapies aim to help you develop a stronger, healthier sense of self; and stipulates that, given the right conditions, anyone can grow to achieve their potential. Humanistic therapies believe that each person’s experience is unique and therapy aims to access and understand your feelings to help gain a sense of meaning, choice and awareness of your strengths and creativity. Humanistic therapies include Person-centred Therapy and Transactional Analysis.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.