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Therapy

Young people 15 +

Growing up can be a particularly challenging time as young people are finding their way to independence and adulthood. As such a certain amount of fallout is normal and even important in helping to build resilience. However, added pressures or difficult life events are added to the mix, this can impede our resilience to the point where we need to seek the support of a professional.

As a therapist I won’t tell you what to do and I do not judge. My job is to give you a safe space where you can look at what has brought you to counselling with the aim of helping you to move forward.  

This might mean exploring new ways of doing things. Or you might simply want to experience talking about things and have someone listen to you. 

A common question is how long will it take? This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on many different factors. Normally we’ll talk about things initially to see what feels like a comfortable amount of sessions and review as we go along. 

All counsellors are different and the important thing is to find what’s right for you. If you decide to carry on with the sessions, we will sign a contract together so we both know what we are agreeing to and explore our next steps together.

If you are under the age of sixteen your parent or guardian will also sign the contract. 

 

Common issues:

  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • Substance use
  • Self-harm
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Bullying

Solution Focused Therapy

Put simply SFT is process that aims to improve performance and focusses on the ‘here and now’ rather than the distant past. 

Solution focussed therapy has been used successfully in individual therapy and with families. Developed with the primary intention of helping people to find solutions to challenges. 

Solution Focussed Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues. It is most often used to address challenges for which the person in therapy already has some idea of 

possible solutions. The person seeking therapy is considered the “expert” on their concerns, and the therapist encourages the individual to envision their solution, or what change would look like, and then outline the steps necessary to solve problems and achieve goals. 

Solution Focused Therapy

Put simply SFT is process that aims to improve performance and focusses on the ‘here and now’ rather than the distant past. 

Solution focussed therapy has been used successfully in individual therapy and with families. Developed with the primary intention of helping people to find solutions to challenges. 

Solution Focussed Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues. It is most often used to address challenges for which the person in therapy already has some idea of 

possible solutions. The person seeking therapy is considered the “expert” on their concerns, and the therapist encourages the individual to envision their solution, or what change would look like, and then outline the steps necessary to solve problems and achieve goals. 

Therapeutic support for families and carers

As a therapist who is passionate about working with clients affected by family issues, I focus on finding solutions as appose to dwelling on the problems. Clients have found that when they identify the difficulties, they understand why it impacts on their feelings and daily functioning. This allows them to find answers and implement strategies that enables them to gain emotional control. The outcome is they practice self-love, are enthusiastic about their life, learn to let go of things outside of themselves and feel free. They also, make better choices, work towards being their best self and form closer relationships.

Such issues can cause crippling anxiety and depression or leave people feeling lost and unhappy. Such inner turmoil I know, can make life very difficult.  I also know how hard it can be to talk about, especially to people close to you. 

Creating a safe, non-judgemental environment for you and your family is of utmost importance to me. I help you work through cycles of negative interaction to bring your relationships to a more secure, more attached, and less conflicted place where resources and strengths can be recognised and built on.

Supportive Psychotherapy

What is:  Supportive psychotherapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that integrates various schools to provide therapeutic support. It includes components from therapeutic schools such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal conceptual models and techniques. The aim of supportive psychotherapy is to reduce or to relieve the intensity of manifested or presenting symptoms, distress or disability. It also reduces the extent of behavioural disruptions caused by the clients psychic conflicts. 

Supportive Psychotherapy

What is:  Supportive psychotherapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that integrates various schools to provide therapeutic support. It includes components from therapeutic schools such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal conceptual models and techniques. The aim of supportive psychotherapy is to reduce or to relieve the intensity of manifested or presenting symptoms, distress or disability. It also reduces the extent of behavioural disruptions caused by the clients psychic conflicts.