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THERAPIES

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Discover the different types of talking therapies that may support you along your journey to feeling like yourself again.

Therapy sessions are designed to explore personal issues in a non-judgemental environment and provide effective strategies to help you achieve your goals. I am committed to providing you with the best possible care and opportunity to overcome the difficulties that are troubling you. 

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of talking therapy that can effectively treat a number of different problems and conditions. Specifically, CBT can be helpful in overcoming problems with social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, ADHD, generalised anxiety, low self-esteem, sexual issues, trauma and depression. CBT is usually short-term and does not require you to spend years in therapy, trying to uncover the underlying roots of your problem. Instead, CBT focuses on the here and now, to help you find solutions and learn new skills. You will learn specific strategies to improve your mood, overcome anxiety and feel more confident. In summary, CBT can be described as a talking and doing type of therapy.

 

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines and advice on the number of CBT session usually required to treat conditions based on empirical evidence and I work to this guidance in my practice. However, typically, individuals have between six and sixteen 50-60 minute sessions.

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COUNSELLING

Counselling, similar to CBT, is a talking therapy and particularly useful for those who would like to explore their feelings or experiences such as coping with loss or relationship difficulties. Counselling can be a good way to learn more about yourself and develop on a personal level.

 

Counselling does not involve giving you advice or answers, but rather gives you the opportunity to talk about your difficulties in a safe and confidential space on a weekly basis. Typically, individuals have between twelve and sixteen 50-60 minute sessions.   

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PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychotherapy is a type of talking therapy used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions. It allows you to look deeper into your problems and worries and deal with troublesome habits.

 

Psychotherapy usually involves talking, but sometimes other methods may be used such as movement, drama, art and music. Psychotherapy can help you discuss feelings you have about yourself and others, particularly family and those close to you. You will meet with a therapist regularly, usually once a week, for several months. Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.

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LGBTQ COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

I provide counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer.

 

I have been working with these client groups since 2014, providing support to individuals for relationship difficulties, coming out, identity, gender, sex, grief and loss, confidence, self-esteem, feeling suicidal, workplace stress, chemsex, harassment and HIV.

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CBT/ COACHING FOR ADULT ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a chronic and persistent condition that affects an individuals ability to self- regulate. A person may experience hyperactivity and inattentiveness as part of their condition, or one or the other (either inattentive or hyperactive). Difficulties may include acting impulsively, feeling restless, forgetfulness, impatience and having trouble with concentration and focus.

CBT/Coaching for ADHD intervenes to improve daily life struggles, such as procrastination and time management. Therapy can help you address your ADHD related challenges such as developing higher self-esteem, increasing productivity and general wellbeing by unravelling the negative patterns of thinking and unhelpful behaviours.

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CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a highly effective type of talking therapy that can help children and teenagers to overcome their difficulties with anxiety and low mood. The aim of this therapy method is for the child or young person to learn,  identify and reevaluate negative thoughts and behaviours and replace them with more useful, healthy ones. CBT can be effective in treating many different conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobias and low mood.

 

CBT is a practical and hands on approach that will teach a child or teenager specific skills and strategies they can utilise, in order to build self-confidence and a sense of control. CBT is adaptable to suit different age groups and developmental stages, making it an ideal treatment option for children and young people.

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ONLINE THERAPY

It can be difficult to maintain regular sessions with a therapist, in particular if you have to travel on a daily basis or have a busy lifestyle. Online Therapy makes it possible for you to attend sessions when it is convenient for you and can be in any country in the world. Some of the benefits of online sessions include: greater choice of appointment times, no travel time to/from appointments, saving money spent on travel arrangements, choice to communicate using video-to-video-, voice-only or message-only options.   

 

Online Therapy works in much the same way as it would for face to face appointments. You will have regular appointments for your session and ‘meet’ online using a platform of your choice. A free app can be downloaded on any device.         

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