Services

This page contains some information on the types of work and formats I offer and some of the topics people have brought to me over the years.

Formats Available

Psychotherapy and Counselling Features

  • Low cost introductory meeting
  • Low income and donation-only sessions
  • 60 or 90 minute sessions instead of the conventional ’50 minute hour’
  • Time-limited or open-ended work
  • Existential Analysis
  • Adults and teenagers
  • Comprehensive psychosocial assessments and therapeutic support planning as standard
  • Written assessment and problem formulation summaries available
  • Therapeutic use of art and writing
  • Yoga, meditation, Yoga Nidra, guided relaxation and other therapeutic tools available in therapy sessions as standard
  • Supplementary Support (in between regular sessions by Skype, Telephone, Email, Chat)

Special Services

  • Home visits
  • Location support (for specific needs e.g. social phobias)
  • Out of Hours support

General issues people have brought to therapy:

  • Self:
    • low self-esteem
    • poor self-image
    • identity
    • lack of confidence, assertiveness or direction
    • loneliness, social isolation, feeling ‘disconnected’, ‘not fitting in’
    • dissociation
    • guilt, shame, embarassment
    • lack of support in life, not coping
    • depression, unhappiness in life, lack of meaning (including post-retirement and bereavement)
    • dreams, nightmares
  • Past:
    • a troubled or abusive past or present
    • traumatic events and Post Traumatic Stress
    • childhood and family
    • living with regrets
  • anxiety:
    • worry, habits,
    • stress, panic attacks and anger problems
    • fears and phobias
  • relationships:
    • all problems, including:
    • healing before looking for another relationship
    • difficulties with intimacy, openness, expressing oneself
    • coping with a relationship ending
    • surviving an exploitative/ abusive relationship (including narcissistic or psychopathic exploitation)
    • domestic violence (both sides)
    • bullying, harassment, exploitation in the workplace
    • bereavement, grief and loss
    • a need to improve social skills, empathy
  • psychiatric conditions (too many to list) – please enquire

Personal Development

  • Life Coaching
  • Life inventory, review and re-design
  • Present-centred awareness development
  • Grounding: Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety management
  • Personal authenticity: the courage to be you
  • Spirituality: Developing an Existential Practice
  • Individual yoga tuition
  • Meditation tuition (Mindfulness, Zen, Yoga)
  • Emotional and body awareness development
  • Who am I?: Finding Purpose, Direction, Meaning, Creativity and Motivation

Psycho-educational Content

  • Which therapy?  The main types of psychotherapy and counselling people offer and how these approaches work.  How to know who and what is right for you.
  • Changing the relationship you have with your own mind with meditation and yoga (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD etc)
  • Anxiety, grounding and learning to breathe
  • Living with chronic pain
  • Learning Non-Violent Communication
  • Psychosocial support for helpers and carers
  • How to help others help themselves
  • ‘Burn out’: prevention and recovery
  • Challenges, pressures and support strategies for students and young adults
  • Living with ME/ CFS
  • How to start addressing traumatic experiences in a safe way
  • Survive and thrive as a non-conformist/ minority/ outsider
  • Getting help with mental health whilst limiting the risk of stigmatisation
  • Support and strategies for dealing with exploitation, discrimination and harassment (general, sexual, narcissistic etc)
  • Domestic and workplace stress and abuse dynamics: how to recognise them and how to cope

Courses and Groups – see separate pages