The backbone of my approach to therapy, runs through all my work whilst accounting for the different theories which support me, and you, in the areas I have chosen to additionally specialise in.
Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Therapy is constructed to suit you i.e. either an agreement for short term work (e.g. 12 sessions), where we incorporate reviews and explore endings within a time limited agreement. Or working longer term, where our agreement discusses the nature of open ended work, reviews and progress. Sometimes, knowing where to begin can be helped by wondering about the following;
Have you had counselling before? If so was it a positive experience?
How would you describe your current situation?
What problems are you experiencing?
What are your main concerns?
How is your family life?
Do you have a support network? i.e. friends, family, professional organisation?
What do you think originally caused these problems?
What is making it difficult to deal with these problems yourself?
Have you being diagnosed with a mental health problem?
Are you currently taking any medication? What are these?
What changes are you hoping for?
What would you like to gain about counselling?
Areas I have worked with but not limited to are:
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Depression, low moods
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Childhood sexual exploitation
- Emotional abuse
- Eating disorders
- Relationship issues and family issues.