1-1 Counselling & Psychotherapy
I offer 1-to-1 counselling & psychotherapy sessions for adults who may be struggling with some form of psychological/emotional distress. My practice is located in the village of Wrangle, between Boston and Skegness. I work from home and provide a safe, private and comfortable space for therapy.
SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG TERM THERAPY
The frequency and amount of therapeutic sessions really depends on the nature of your problems and your individual needs. Short term work could be anything between 4 to 8 sessions, medium term work 8 to 12 sessions and long term work 12 sessions or more.
Person-centered therapy (PCT) emphasizes the importance of the client-therapist relationship. The therapist will create a safe-therapeutic-working-environment for all clients. By being congruent (genuine) in the relationship and offering clients unconditional positive regard (acceptance) and empathic understanding, PCT facilitates self-exploration, self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-growth.
Experiential therapy emphasizes that the human organism is an experiencing being. This therapy encourages and enhances the process of experiencing in the here and now. Therapists will guide clients toward their inner experiencing and facilitate the expression and acknowledgement of the 'felt sense'. By enhancing our awareness of the experiencing self, we can become more self-aware, more aware of our feelings and needs, and more self-empowered. Experiential therapy can be seen as an extension to PCT.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) integrates all the qualities necessary to build a therapeutic relationship like PCT. However this therapy does utilize specific techniques, at specific times, to facilitate the unhindered processing of emotions and experiencing. It can be quite intense and powerful, but very rewarding too, as blocked feelings can be released, self-criticism can change to self-acceptance and unfinished business with significant others can be resolved.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) emphasizes that how we feel and behave is connected to how we think. To change problematic states such as anxiety and depression, thinking has to change or be modified. CBT utilizes techniques to elicit our troublesome thoughts, worries and assumptions, that often have an adverse effect on our well-being. Thoughts can then be examined, explored and challenged. Change occurs once new ways of thinking become established, allowing us to view ourselves and world differently.