Which Therapy Should I Have?
You can use this page to work out which therapy you’d like to have. Don’t worry if you don’t know which one you need, because when we meet we can work it out between us. Often we would use one main approach but may draw from other types of therapy as needed.
Please do email, text, or call, with any questions.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Our thoughts and feelings affect how we behave.
- Our behaviours affect how we feel. So does what we think about.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a form of mind-management. It is a way os understanding how and why you get triggered into certain states (that lead to behaviours, thoughts or feelings or physical symptoms that you do not want). But with CBT the focus is on moving forward to bring about something different to make your life and/or relationships and situations better.
Psychotherapy can be helpful in clarifying the underlying recurrent theme(s) that lie beneath the problem that you want to resolve in your life at the moment. You can make connections that help you to understand the ways that maintain the problem. New perspectives are gained about past and present situations, and these are integrated into your whole outlook.
Helps us to see hidden parts of ourselves. We can see where we might be out of alignment, which can cause internal conflicts, lack of energy or self-sabotage.
We can also use TA to look at the pattern of our life as a whole. Seeing where we have made repeated slip-ups can help us to make new decisions to steer us into a more fulfilling life.
Additionally, TA can explain a lot about what is happening between people, and so can be useful for people who are having relationship difficulties or problems with a specific group.
You are free to express all of your feelings, thoughts, ideas and opinions. You may need some help with this. We can work it out at your own pace. When you’re ready we’ll go through options. The goal is to become aware of your strengths again and to regain those feelings of confidence and happiness that everyone has a right to feel.
NLP - Neurolinguistic Programming
NLP is about realising that the way that you see the world is only your representation of it. And if you modify that representation then you can break through in ways that you couldn't before.
NLP can be used for breaking habits, living life more effectively, ridding yourself of unwanted feelings, attaining goals, getting better results, making new pathways to success, reaching more desirable outcomes.
Coaching is for people who dont feel that they have emotional or psychological problems, but do feel theyd like to examine their life so that they can progress forward in a better way. The benefits of having a coach is you have an outsider who helping you to find what is important, and help make targets and plans. The accountability to your coach enables the project of 'you' to be front-of-mind.
This is for people who have let their aggressiveness or angry outburst get the better of them. It may be that it has caused a problem at work or home, and other people are now fed up of you and asking you to do something about it. Or it might be that you feel terrible and/or remorseful about the ways you have responded.
When you come to sessions, we will find out what was going on for you and work out a way of responding that brings you better results.
Couples Counselling / Relationship Therapy
This is where you would be in the sessions together.- if you would like to talk about your relationship without your partner being present, you may want to look at counselling or transactional analysis sessions instead.
All couples are very different and want different things from coming to counselling. In the first instance, I need to discover what your needs are and also find out what's been going wrong for you as a couple, or in what ways you would like to move forward. I will then discover why you haven’t moved forward already, and use ways to bring this about.
The sessions are relaxed and friendly. I’m not there to judge. It’s about helping you to understand yourselves, and each other and engage in ways that bring out the results you want.
If you know you’re suffering from stress I can help you. The effects of stress can be unexpectedly severe. You might be off work, or still managing the best that you can.
Piecing everything together and processing it can be helpful. Sessions can help with rediscovering your purpose and options and finding a new way forward.