Areas Treated Include

Depression Sleep Difficulties
Anxiety, Fears and Panic Couples Therapy
Stress and Work Stress Management Relationship Issues
Pain Management Resilience Building
Relaxation Therapy Communication
Anger Management Smoking Cessation
Grief and Loss Weight Loss
Life Transitions Helath Issues

My Treatment Approach

I use a range of Evidence-Based psychological approaches which have been found to be effective in the management of a wide range of psychological problems. The emphasis is on present thinking rather than past experiences. Although childhood experiences are considered, there is little evidence that dwelling on the past can in itself make us feel better. The key to recovery lies in the things that we can do from now on.

I provide Brief, Solution-Oriented, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and other evidence-based approaches.

Solution Oriented Therapy - is based on the idea that a problem need not be related to the solution. You can gain a good outcome even if the cause of the problem is not known. The aim is to co-operate with the you in every way to help you produce and maintain optimism, dignity and control of your life. This approach focuses on strengths rather than weakness to assist you to change in a positive and productive way and help you to achieve your goals. The focus is on gaining insight, problem solving, building on existing coping strategies and developing new ones.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - This highly effective approach is based on the theory that the way we think determines the way we feel. Things go wrong, people act in ways that disappoint us. We can make ourselves feel miserable simply by thinking in a negative, self-defeating way. In fact whenever we feel angry, guilty, anxious, stuck, ashamed, frustrated, resentful or depressed, it is our cognitions – our thoughts and beliefs about a situation – that make us feel that way. CBT is more than positive thinking. It is a structured exploration of possible unhelpful thinking patterns and beliefs to help you gain greater insight and flexibility of coping with distressing
life events.