“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”
-Martin Luther King Jnr
We spend our lives communicating with different people but how often do you feel truly listened to?
You might find it difficult to be truly honest with friends and family because you don’t want to upset them. Or you may be afraid that you won’t be accepted if you are not the person you feel you ‘should’ be.
Psychotherapy is about creating and working in a relationship where you feel heard, understood and accepted for who you are. It is about understanding where you are, where you want to go and working with your therapist to get there.
My training is in integrative psychotherapy which means I am able to use several styles of therapy depending on your needs.
A tailored approach
You may feel stuck because of overwhelming emotions. It may be that you are in a cycle of unhelpful thoughts and worries. Or perhaps you want to break free from an unhelpful behaviour or habit.
You may be unsure what type of psychotherapy is right for you and that is OK.
No one approach to psychotherapy suits everybody, which is why integrating techniques from approaches such as person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, transactional analysis and gestalt therapy allows more flexibility. I work in collaboration with you to understand your needs and choose the approach most suited to you.
Is the problem in the past, present or future?
You might already know where your issue has come from or you might be unsure.
Your life may be affected by issues or events from the past. Perhaps your current circumstances are causing you stress or leaving you feeling unbalanced. It may be that you are worried about future events or want to work towards a specific goal.
Wherever the issue lies, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy can help you. This may involve working to resolve past issues, finding new ways of adapting to current circumstances and becoming more present or it may be that you want to look forward towards your goal.
Whilst hypnotherapy itself can often be enough to resolve issues, the additional use of psychotherapy allows a deeper understanding and more flexibility in the way in which we can work together.
I use hypnotherapy with psychotherapy to truly understand what you need and work with you in the most effective way possible.