How I can help
I provide help for people in psychological and emotional distress where they are stuck for viable solutions or ways forward. You may find your emotions or behaviour difficult to comprehend, or that your reactions seem out of proportion.
I am a specialist in helping people overcome fears, trauma, addictive behaviours, anxiety, depression, phobias & confidence issues.
The psychological therapies I use
For one-to-one psychological treatment, I use the following therapies
I also employ concepts and tools from a range of other therapies to meet specific needs/ goals. These other therapies include Mentalisation Based Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
What makes me different
Most therapists are trained in one discipline, and don't guide you to find the best psychological therapy for you. I am an agnostic expert, who will put you and your needs first, not my own. What makes me different is I help people in the first instance gain an understanding of what their problem is, and how it has most likely arisen. I believe this is a key vehicle for change, enabling you to see how your issues can be dismantled and resolved, in a focused, targeted and time efficient way.
Why talking therapies?
Talking therapies use psychological ideas to reflect on mental and emotional problems like stress, anxiety and depression, to then find ways of reducing these problems. Clinical Psychologists use a range of different types of talking therapy to help you find answers to the problems you're having.
For some problems and conditions, one type of talking therapy may be better than another or require using a combination of different approaches.
Different talking therapies also suit different people.
I'll be able to advise and guide you to what will best work for you.