Therapy in General
Therapy can treat specific diagnosable mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship problems, stress management, abuse, career ambitions, or other issues that may affect a person's mental well-being. Unhappiness or distress can establish in the form of challenging feelings, behaviours, beliefs and sensations in the body. A therapist can serve as a listening ear, help identify underlying causes of symptoms, help support lifestyle changes, and provide specific strategies or techniques for changing unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
When any of these conditions begin to interfere with your normal routine, then seeking help from a therapist might be beneficial and through therapy, people gather tools to face challenges, manage symptoms, and improve stress. For many of my clients, they have enjoyed their therapeutic journey as it allows them to become more self-aware and some have returned as they work on further areas of self-growth.
Individual therapy is very much a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to help the client to facilitate change and improve their quality of life by engaging in self-reflective process on their emotions and behaviours. Therapy gives people the strength to confront barriers that may be very painful or that interfere with mental wellbeing. It can increase positive feelings such as love, self-esteem and compassion.
In couples therapy this would normally involve an intense focus on improving the communication patterns within the couple. This involves the therapist entering the couple’s way of life more directly. Habits and routines with each other would be brought into the session where the therapist would offer feedback about the interactions the couple are having and suggest ways that they could improve them. This may also involve couples practicing new techniques away from the therapy session. Both partners are invited to co-create the process of change.
Membership of Professional Organisations
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (Membership No: 00958826)
The United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) (Membership No: 3601)
The European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) (Associated with UKATA Membership)
The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) (Trainee Membership No: 2011165459)
Professional Code of Ethics
I adhere to the BACP, EATA, UKATA and UKCP's Code of Ethics.