We often meet people who are apprehensive about therapy as they have seen films or TV programmes where people spend weeks talking about their problems. We don’t do that. We will listen with great compassion and care, we will acknowledge the problem and we will agree an understanding of your goals.
We will plot a path towards those goals and support you in your steps along the way, finding tools and developing skills to get you moving confidently towards your goals.
We will help you to feel better quickly, and to leave each and every session feeling more hopeful. We will help you to feel more calm, and more in control of your emotions, and we will help to rehearse new behaviour.
We will also help you to build your resilence and to avoid going back to your highly aroused ‘problem’ state.
We will not ask you to tell us about your trauma, but we will find a way to separate traumatic memories from the unhelpful emotions attached to them.
We will not ask you to sign up for a fixed number of sessions and we will endeavour to minimise the number of visits.
There are many conditions with which we are asked to help but these are some of the most common.
- Addictions – cigarettes, alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription medications, internet porn
- Anxiety – panic attacks, confidence, self-esteem, exam nerves, IBS, performance
- Depression – including post-natal depression, bi-polar disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Attention – concentration, recall, sensory chaos
- Behavioural Problems – obsessions, habits, aggression, decisiveness
- Neuro Developmental – ADHD, ADD, ODD, ASD
- Cardio-vascular Issues – hypertension
- Compulsive Disorders – OCD
- Eating Control – obesity, anorexia, bulimia, snacking
- Bereavement and grief
- Pain – muscular, skeletal, central nervous system, childbirth, fibromyalgia, IBS
- Phobias – flight, heights, vomiting, sleep, death, disease, injections and others
- Sexual Issues – erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, trauma and abuse, anorgasmia, orientation
- Skin Conditions – eczema, psoriasis
- Stress – post traumatic stress, work stress, personal stress
- Sleep Issues – insomnia, nightmares, enuresis (bed wetting)
- Children – behaviour, emotional disturbance