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Therapy

I am trained and experienced in a range of evidence-based and NICE recommended therapeutic approaches for both adults and children experiencing a range of difficulties. During our first one or two appointments, I will complete a thorough assessment, and from there we can decide together which approach might best help you to move forwards in achieving a better understanding of your difficulties and make beneficial change. Obviously, it can be difficult to know when the right time to start therapy might be and who might be the best person to help you. Sometimes (although not always) therapy involves sharing memories or experiences which are painful to think about which can be difficult for some people and it can be hard to know who to trust. I am happy to have a phone chat with you so we can decide together whether my way of working seems like a good fit for you. Please get in touch to discuss my fees for initial and subsequent therapy sessions or if you would like to arrange support through a health insurance company.

Where will therapy take place?

 

At the moment due to the pandemic, all therapy will take place via video or telephone until face to face services can resume safely. I am happy to help you to set up any video software and talk you through how to use it if you are unsure how to do this. If you would prefer, I am also trialling 'walk and talk' therapy outdoors, weather permitting.  Please check my get in touch details for areas I work within.

What if I need help quickly?

 

Please note that I am unable to provide a crisis service. If you are feeling actively suicidal or that you might hurt yourself please contact your GP or out of hours service, or visit a&e. If you feel unable to do these things please contact a crisis service such as The Samaritans on 116123 who operate 24 hours a day and are trained to listen to your difficulties and offer support at times of crisis. 

Seeking Help

There are times in our lives when it might be useful to talk to someone about things that are difficult.  However, it can sometimes be hard to do this with people who know you well for many reasons. You may have shared histories and experiences, they may feel differently to you or you may simply want to protect them from knowing how you really feel inside. Talking to a trained professional can offer an unconditional, non-judgement and impartial perspective and give you the space and safety to say the things you need to say and be honest about how you feel. Things can often seem overwhelming or unmanageable and you might simply need someone to help you to sort through the thoughts swimming around in your mind and how you feel about them and how they might be impacting on your life. Our main aim will be to work together to help you to move forwards in living the life you would like to live and feeling better able to meet your life goals and values.

I have experience of working with adults and children experiencing a range of issues such as;

  • Anxiety (including panic, phobias, worry, health anxiety, social anxiety)

  • Depression and low mood

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Behavioural difficulties (including feeding, sleeping, anger management)

  • Self-harming behaviours 

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • School issues (bullying, exam stress, friendship difficulties)

  • Postnatal difficulties (postnatal depression, anxiety, birth trauma)

  • Stress (work, family, general)

  • Grief and loss

  • Neurodevelopmental difficulties (including adjustment to diagnosis, school difficulties, eating, wetting/soiling, anxiety)

  • Divorce

  • Coping with physical illness

  • Loneliness and isolation