Counselling: "The provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems." OED
Counselling can help you to work through past events and emotions helping you to prevent them affecting your present and your future. We are all aware that our past affects us every day, counselling can help you to take back control move into a future free of the past. Counselling can also help you in current situations in a clear way allowing you to determine what is best for you and help you to achieve your goals.
Phobias; fears; weight-loss; self-esteem and panic attacks, addictions can all be helped through counselling.
Psychotherapy is delving into the deeper meanings and reasons behind how you feel and behave as a result. The past has often shaped your future and as a result, is affecting your present. Relationships, parents, teachers, and life experiences can push you into coping in a certain way, which although these may have worked in the past, become counterproductive in your present and could hinder your future too.
Once you understand the way you are, counselling can reframe things to work for good.
Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool which allows you to use the power of your mind, while feeling relaxed, to be receptive to positive suggestions, and silence the ‘Yes but’ voices. Hypnotherapy is typically associated with habits phobias and self-esteem, but can be effective with a whole range of issues, especially alongside counselling and psychotherapy.
What is on offer to you?
I offer one to one Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in a private, comfortable setting, on a confidential basis.
As an integrated psychotherapist, my philosophy is based upon mutual respect, confidentiality and honesty. Our first session would outline your expectations and goals and check out that you feel at ease.
Once we begin, I will regularly assess the work with you to make sure that you are on the right path. We will work to the professional code of ethics as outlined by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a member.
All these measures are taken to build up a safe environment where you can begin to flourish as an individual and move towards living more resourcefully.