Derived from Greek psyche meaning 'breath; spirit; soul' and therapeia meaning 'healing; medical treatment'.
John C. Norcross: "Psychotherapy is the informed and intentional application of clinical methods and interpersonal stances derived from established psychological principles for the purpose of assisting people to modify their behaviours, cognitions, emotions, and/or other personal characteristics in directions that the participants deem desirable"
Psychotherapy is a talk based therapy aimed at helping people to heal, gain personal awareness and understanding and live enriched and connected lives. Unlike some traditional psychological and psychiatric practices, psychotherapy is tailored to an individual's personal needs and concerns, and provides a wholly empathetic and supportive environment. Recent research into the brain and neuroplasticity has shown that psychotherpay practices can help an individual to heal, reprogram and transform their mind. Everyone has the right to happiness, and anyone can achieve it if they are willing to do the work, with the right support.
Services I Provide...
I prefer to see all my clients in person, however I do offer Skype therapy sessions for those who are unable to attend in person.
My services involve the use of a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and techniques. The specific course of treatment will depend on the individual and their present concerns.
Person Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
I work from a person focused approach with my clients which means the needs of the clients are foreground for me. Whether with individuals or couples my aim is to explore and clarify what is causing distress and aid them through the process to recovery.
Gestalt Psychotherapy underpins my work with clients. The approach is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life and heightening awareness of the self-regulating adjustments people make to defend themselves.
EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) is a practice that allows you to reprocess traumatic memories by tapping into the brain's REM sleep state. Allowing individuals to move past traumatic memories and regain control over their lives. The success I have seen with this practice has inspired me to continue learning and developing my technique. I have seen substantial progress in as little as 1 to 2 sessions of EMDR with traumatised clients.
CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) is a very well established and widely accepted psychological therapeutic approach that uses talk based therapy to help individuals and couples work through any issues or concerns they are facing including anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) is aimed at maximising human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. This is done by teaching skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively - in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as mindfulness skills). ACT also help by clarifying what is important and meaningful to the client .