Help with many issues Therapy can help with many issues. It may also be a chance to notice how one is managing to live in relationship with others. It is often in the context of relationship that we notice our challenges – our relationship with others, with ourselves and with life.
About Integrative Psychotherapy
Therapy begins with the fundamental value of being able to speak with an empathic person about what is happening in your life. It is a chance to be heard and recognised in whatever is occurring for you. From that platform of supportive understanding there is the opportunity to be able to develop awareness and insight around your way of living or being. From that place of awareness we can proceed in different directions according to what you need. It may involve developing resources, processing emotional experience, considering alternative strategies or introducing mindfulness skills.
For me, therapy is not a time when you are going to be told what to do or what to believe. It is not prescriptive but, rather, a collaboration between myself and the person I am working with. Together we take the time, whether that be for a few sessions or a more prolonged period of work, to better understand your concerns and ways of managing them.
• Depression • Stress • Anxiety • Addiction • Trauma • Relationship challenges • Loss and bereavement
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I incorporate a variety of approaches and methods into the way I work with clients, using those that are right for each individual and their needs.
I work in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Therapy practices I incorporate
Person Centred therapy focuses upon the here-and-now experience of the client. It is non-directive and sees the importance of creating the conditions for personal growth and healing – an empathic, accepting environment with a therapist who can be authentic.
Attachment Theory was developed by John Bowlby. It regards the importance of our early attachment relationships and how that shapes our ways of being in our lives.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)is a method used with trauma and stuck emotional material. Most research has looked at its effectiveness with resolving trauma but clinicians use it for a wide range of applications to assist in processing emotional difficulties.
Mindfulness has been around for hundreds of years in the context of Buddhist psychology. In the late twentieth century it has been given a shape by a Zen student and molecular Biologist, Jon Kabat Zinn. A set of meditation practices and considerations that enable you to experience being in the present moment. See the benefits for yourself: www.bemindful.co.uk/mbsr/mbsr-evidence
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is an evidence-based approach to psychological health that has a wealth of research to validate its methods. It is a talking therapy that looks at unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour which can be modified. It is a practical approach that focuses on current problems.
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My practice is located in Bath. Appointment days are currently on Wednesdays and Fridays. See my venues page for more details and directions.
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