Services I provide:
As a Counselling Psychologist, I’ve been trained to combine the art and skills of counselling and psychotherapy with an approach grounded in psychological science, theory and research. I aim to provide a highly professional, effective, confidential and quality service that focuses your individual needs.
Individual therapy:1:1 therapy involves assessing, devising and delivering individual psychological therapy to clients with mental health, psychological and life difficulties. Psychological therapy typically starts with an assessment session where I aim to understand your problems from your perspective and how and why the particular difficulties have evolved. We can then discuss and choose the most effective therapeutic approach to fit your needs. Sessions may vary in number and frequency according to your needs ranging from short-term (6-12 sessions) brief, solution-focused therapies to long-term (6-18 months, weekly sessions) insight-based therapies.
Group therapy: Groups I facilitate include CBT-based psycho-educational/coping skills groups, psychodynamic, inter-personal psychotherapy and a mindfulness groups.
Psychological therapy models I use: I have been trained in a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches including Cognitive, Behavioural, Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Existential-Phenomenological, Humanistic and Psychodynamic models. I also have working knowledge of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
Issues / difficulties I work with: I am experienced to work with clients with a variety of mental health problems including depression, suicidal anxiety, panic attacks, stress, eating disorders, addictions, phobias, anger/aggression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress (PTSD), self-harm, psychosis, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
I equally specialise in helping and supporting clients with other psychological and life difficulties such as relationship difficulties or breakdown, the effects of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, bereavement, loss, loneliness, retirement, chronic illness,work concerns, bullying / harassment, self-image/efficacy issues, confidence / assertiveness issues, gender and sexuality concerns, existential concerns and many others.