WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY?
Psychological therapy is a form of talking therapy. One of the main aims of talking therapy is to support you to deepen your understanding of the psychological, emotional and behavioural distress you are experiencing, and to support you to make changes that will improve your quality of life.
Therapy is a collaborative process that requires teamwork between a therapist and client. I will work with you and guide you to develop your understanding the factors that cause and maintain your difficulties. This usually involves mapping out a visual representation which captures the relationships between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Once you have developed a good understanding of these factors, I will support you to identify ways to change your experience, lessen your distress and improve your quality of life. Although change can feel daunting, I am able to offer my expertise to guide you through the process and support you to take control of your life.
An essential ingredient for effective psychological therapy is a regular, safe therapeutic space where we can work together to understand your difficulties and generate solutions.
In this safe space, a therapists expertise in evidence based tools and a clients expertise about themselves and their unique situation are combined. I adopt a person-centred approach, recognising that we are all individual and there is no one size fits all approach to therapy.
Early on, I will help you identify your goals and support you to work towards the things that are important to you, both during our time together and beyond.