Psychotherapy and Counselling offers a safe and confidential space in which to understand any issues that may be affecting your life? It is used for a wide range of emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, panic, stress, trauma, low self esteem, relationship problems. Therapy is about changing unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour and gaining insight into how we relate to ourselves and others. The therapeutic relationship creates the possibility for new ways of relating, allowing an individual to experience themselves as a whole healthy human being.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a highly effective evidence-based therapy. It is used for a wide range of emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, low self esteem, relationship problems and eating disorders. It is active, structured and a time limited process.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is a proven effective treatment for trauma, phobias, anxiety and many other problems including addictions. It is listed in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as being one the psychological treatments of choice for traumatic events. The eye movements help to re-contextualise traumatic memories so they become much less disturbing.
Psychotherapy is a series of conversations with the aim of helping you understand yourself and your life trajectory. We will meet to explore, examine and understand your life experiences so that you can work out how you became the person you are. The distress and pain that is presumably leading you to look for psychological support alleviates once it can be understood and placed in context, within a therapeutic relationship.