A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
Personalized Attention for Your Needs
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy”
Counsellors help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives.” Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect personal issues and provide patients with effective tools to help them see the glass half full instead of half empty.
WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling is an active engagement between the client and the counsellor.
Professional counsellors help clients identify goals and potential ways to solve problems which trigger emotional turmoil;
work to promote communication and coping strategies; reinforce selfesteem; encourage behavioural changes and optimal psychological health.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY DO?
Counselling and Psychotherapy can be broad or focused. Clients may explore: aspects of identity, spirituality, relationships with self and others, past experiences, parenting, grief and loss, trauma, domestic violence, child abuse, use of alcohol and other substances, depression, anxiety, and other experiences.
Changes facilitated by counselling and psychotherapy include: change in perspective, new insight, new ways of thinking about situations, new awareness of feelings, enhanced capacity to tolerate and regulate feelings, new actions or behaviours, and new decisions about life.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Each therapy session last from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. They usually take place every one to three weeks. Counselling may be short term, long term, or over a lifetime, according to clients’ needs.
IS COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY JUST A MIND TRICK?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are both profession with a strong evidence base. Counsellors use empirically supported interventions and specialised interpersonal skills to facilitate change and empower clients.
WHAT MAKES A QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR/THERAPIST?
While there are currently no laws in the UK regarding counselling and psychotherapy, however in the US, Professional Counselors are required by state licensure laws to have at least a master's degree in counseling and 3,000 hours of post-master's experience. says W. Mark Hamilton, PhD, executive director of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Accreditation/registration with a professional association (e.g., BACP, UKCP) ensures the counsellor/psychotherapist have obtained professional qualification and that the counsellor/psychotherapist has satisfied certain guidelines on preparation, practice and ethics.