Psychotherapy counselling is a type of talking therapy, used to treat people with emotional problems or mental health conditions.
There is considerable overlap in the work of psychotherapist and a psychologist, in that both professions are trained to help people with psychological distress or mental health issues.
As clinical psychologists, we have been trained to doctoral level and have also undertaken additional training in a number of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR.
Through our many years working in both the NHS and privately we have considerable experience of working with clients across a wide range of issues including:
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship problems
- Family issues
- Couple problems
- Divorce or separation
- Post-natal depression
- Anger management
- Mental health
- Personal development
- Child behaviour
- Age related problems
- Health related concerns
- Sexual identity
How can Psychotherapy help?
Psychotherapy provides a safe space to talk about painful experiences in the past that may be affecting you now.
Psychotherapy can help you understand your fears or insecurities or why things bother you.
Psychotherapy can help you identify triggers that may worsen your symptoms and give you the tools to help coping with further crises.
How does Psychotherapy work?
There are various types of psychotherapy. We are both trained in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which is a form of psychotherapy that explores how beliefs and thoughts are linked to behaviour. We find this is one of the most effective forms of therapy for treating a wide range of problems.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT therapy focuses on the ways in which your thoughts and beliefs can cause emotional problems. Initially your CBT therapist will look to explore these issues with you so that you can try to develop more helpful ways of thinking and are able to overcome the problems.
Over the course of the therapy you will focus on how you think about the things going on in your life. You will gain a deeper understanding of your beliefs, attitudes and thoughts and how these affect the way you behave or cope with emotional problems.
During CBT, you will agree on tasks for you to do in between sessions. This will help you deal with problems yourself so that you no longer need therapy.
With further guidance from your CBT therapist you will find new ways of thinking and behaving, which will help you to cope with a wide range of issues and find new fulfilment in your life.
As clinical psychologists we have extensive experience of helping people from a wide variety of backgrounds and different stages of life.
In addition to our ongoing work with adults we have developed specialist expertise in counselling adolescents and young people.
Don’t suffer in silence
Whatever issues you are facing, we want to hear from you. Do not suffer in silence, just give us a call or send us an email. We will get back to you promptly to discuss your needs and what kind of help and approach would suit you best.