Therapy is a collaborative effort between you and a therapist to understand your suffering, whatever it is, and find skillful ways of managing it so that you can feel more freed up. The space of therapy is open to all aspects of our experience as human beings and therapy can help you make sense of these experiences and put in place workable solutions. Having the understanding of why and how we behave can enable us to make decisions and modify our behaviour so that we act in our best interest rather than habitually.
Counselling or psychotherapy, with a therapist that is right for you, can guide you to feel authentically engaged in your life and enhance creativity, aliveness and connections with other people. Individual counselling, mindfulness sessions or DBT skills groups can each provide the space to think about yourself and your life in new ways, gain fresh perspectives on old and more recent difficulties and learn new skills and more effective ways of approaching and coping with them. Each of our therapists will be committed to working with you to help you become aware of what holds you back from living your life to the fullest and to manage obstacles more effectively.
When you walk into the counselling room for the first time we are aware of how anxious you may feel and what a huge step it may be for you. You will receive a warm and friendly welcome and we will do our best to help you feel comfortable and heard. Therapy will begin with an initial meeting, which lasts 50 minutes, to explore your needs and expectations and to see if you feel comfortable with your therapist. During this meeting you will have time to speak about your concerns in a non-judgmental and confidential setting and ask any questions about our professional backgrounds, experience, ways of working and how they all tie in with your goals. To start this process please contact us and indicate which therapist you would like to see.
We work with people who want to cope better with difficulties such as: Abuse - Addictions - Anxiety - Bereavement and Loss - Childhood Experiences - Depression and Low Mood - Dissociative Disorders - Eating Disorders - Emotional Difficulties - Low Self-Esteem - Life Transitions - Panic Attacks - Personality Disorders - Relationship and Family Difficulties - Self-Harm - Sexuality - Stress - Substance Abuse - Spirituality and Religion - Trauma. These are just some of the areas in which we work, or have worked with, but is not an exhaustive list. Please contact us if you would like any further clarification. We also have specialist skills in delivering evidence-based psychological therapies recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as Emotionally Unstable or Emotion Regulation Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and in delivering Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to clients with a history of repeated bouts of depression.
Our therapeutic approach is integrative which means that our trainings drew on different approaches to therapy in order to make effective use of their most valuable and applicable aspects. This stems from our belief that individuals are unique and that no single therapy approach fits all. Please visit the Types of Therapy section to find out more about the approaches that shape our therapeutic work. We believe in treating our clients as individuals rather than just their condition or difficulty. Our primary aim is to provide a warm, trusting relationship through which you will be able to develop new perspectives on difficult or problematic personal issues. We will be committed to working with you and supporting you whichever diverse background you are from and will respect your individuality at all times. This includes respect for your race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, spiritual beliefs and lifestyle choices. We have worked effectively with clients from the UK, Europe and all other continents.