Therapies offered

Counselling

At various times in our lives we all have unhappy periods, and these may lead to confused and overwhelming feelings. These unhappy times may or may not be connected to specific problems. For some people, it helps to talk to someone outside their immediate family, and if this is the case a professionally trained counsellor may be the person to help you.

Counselling can help you make sense of your life, resolve specific problems, help you to make decisions, help you deal with; phobias, stress, anxiety, worry, depression, low self esteem, addictions, abuse, bereavement, separation or divorce. It will give you the opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more satisfyingly and resourcefully.

Counselling is a professional relationship between a trained counsellor and a client. This relationship is usually person-to-person, although it may sometimes involve more or two people. It is designed to help clients understand and clarify their views of their self determined goals. By the resolution of problems of an emotional and interpersonal nature, clients can learn to live again through meaningful, well informed choices.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is one way of treating many types of mental health problems and is widely used in mental health treatment. EMDR is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for effective treatment of trauma.

Traumatic memories lodge in the brain in different ways from other memories, and it is thought that as the traumatic event takes place the memories are not integrated into ordinary memory. Trauma interferes with this process and this information is not filed as usual, the information is left in a fragmented form causing distress in mind and body, often diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD).

EMDR is not hypnosis but is a method that enables the brain to correct itself by re-processing the trauma, anxiety etc, allowing assimilation of the traumatic memories and emotions and all eviating the distressing emotional impact and body sensations of the upsetting incident or worry. Similar to a record where the brain plays the same track over and over again, EMDR nudges the brain into playing the memory with no distress.

Following successful EMDR treatment, the upsetting experiences are worked through to "adaptive resolution". The memories and body sensations are no longer upsetting. The person receiving EMDR comes to understand that the event is in the past, realizes appropriately who or what was responsible for the event occurring, and feels more certain about present-day safety and confident to make choices in their life.

CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is very well suited to help people who are experiencing overwhelming fears in specific areas of their life. Phobias, fear of flying and low self confidence are good examples of the type of problem(s) which can be addressed effectively from a cognitive behavioural intervention.

It is very effective for people who have negative automatic thought patterns and who interpret them in a negative way to an event(s) stopping them from living their normal life.

CBT is recognised as the treatment of choice by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for effective therapy for a range of psychological disorders.

EFT

Energy Thought Field therapy centres around the profound effects of the body's subtle energies using the theory that "the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." Accordingly, EFT is an emotional form of acupuncture except that we don't use needles. Instead, we tap with the fingertips to stimulate certain meridian energy points while the client is "tuned in" to the problem. EMDR specialists blend EFT into the EMDR process.

EFT has been clinically effective in thousands of cases for Trauma & Abuse, Stress & Anxiety, Fears & Phobias, Depression, Addictive Cravings, Children's Issues and hundreds of physical symptoms including headaches, body pains and breathing difficulties. Properly applied, over 80% achieve either noticeable improvement or complete cessation of the problem. It is the missing peice to the healing puzzle.

Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis explores internal processes and the sequences of behaviour, between two or more individuals. This is done by acknowledging the internal ego states of Parent, Adult and Child in relationship communications.

It is a theory of personality and systemic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change. Through exploration of the attitudes held that affects inter-personal relationships.