Anxiety, anger and sadness are normal and natural emotional responses to life’s challenges. However, if you start to feel overwhelmed, ‘stuck’ or less able to get along in day-to-day life, it can be very useful to seek extra support
Through a course of ACT & CBT therapy, I can help you make sense of what you are experiencing and, most importantly, find ways to improve wellbeing. The essence of my approach involves:
- exploring the main problems and how they interfere with life.
- learning gentle, practical ways of handling difficult thoughts and feelings that trip you up, and prevent you doing what you want.
- Connect with what is most important to you, and take steps to make positive and meaningful change.
How long does therapy last?
This of course varies from person to person, depending on what you are struggling with, and where you want to get to. For some people, just a couple of sessions is sufficient to get back on track, while for others treatment is longer-term. When we meet for an initial assessment, I can give you a clearer sense of how long I think we will need, and this is regularly reviewed according to how things are progressing. My aim is to empower you with the understanding and tools to become your own therapist and be able to effectively manage whatever difficulties arise in the future.
What problems do I treat?
Each course of therapy is tailored to you as an individual, and I work broadly with the following areas of difficulty:
- general anxiety / worry
- sleep problems
- health anxiety
- social anxiety
- panic attacks
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- low self-esteem
- postnatal depression/anxiety
If you have any questions about what therapy involves, please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone to discuss.