The models of mind therapy that I use are client-focused and strengths-based and change depending on your unique needs however what underpins them all is a Spiritual & Holistic approach.
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods and healing modalities to help a person change behavior and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's psychological and emotional well-being, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions and to improve relationships, self-confidence and social skills. Psychotherapy requires a commitment to continuing therapy for a period of time, agreed upon with your therapist. Your Psychotherapy session will include counselling.
Counselling is talk therapy. Counselling is built on; active listening, empathy, confidentiality, understanding, non-judgement, helping you to clarify your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and choices, challenging distortions & unhelpful thought patterns and giving your strategies to deal with your problems. It is always you-centred, it's about helping you find the best solution to your problems.
Not all Counsellors are trained in psychotherapies ie; psychological interventions that support healing your thoughts, emotions and unconscious mind. There are actually more than 1200 psychotherapies used around the world today!
The mind therapies that I am trained in are;
Guided imagery & Visualisation, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Relationship therapy.
Psychotherapy and Counselling address mental, emotional & behavioural problems;
Anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, CPTSD, divorce & separation, relationships, patterns of abuse, narcissistic relationships, domestic violence, self-confidence, self-esteem, anger, grief & loss, life transitions, career changes
All Emotions are valueable and have a place. If your idea of a more developed human being is someone who doesn't feel anger, fear or hurt then your idea of a more developed human being is a sociopath. Pursing a constant state of happiness would be shutting off all of the intelligence that your various emotions are giving you about reality. Therapy is about learning what your triggers , ego stories and biases are and getting in control so your emotions can take the important role in your life they were meant to have