Therapy Overview

The following is a high level overview of the therapies I offer. I adopt an integrative approach which combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy (NLP), Art & Play Therapy as well as other approaches such as Mindfulness. I am also trained and educated in the latest neuroscience developments in particular in how the brain develops and responds from a neuro-chemical perspective to stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. Whatever reason brings you to therapy, you will find a safe and confidential space where you can talk about whatever is on your mind, at your own pace, with the opportunity of using the arts if you feel it would be useful for working with specific issues.

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Cognitive behavioural therapy - CBT

CBT at its core is helping individuals understand how the role of thoughts and emotions can trigger limiting beliefs and drive behaviours and consequences. In helping clients to recognise these ‘thinking errors’ and use techniques such as ‘reframing’ we can challenge any limiting beliefs and help clients step outside their emotions and negative thoughts to create a more realistic and brighter future.

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Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy - NLP

NLP helps clients identify patterns of thinking and behaviour. It looks to provide clients tools to access the resources within to overcome difficulties. NLP focuses on what works, what have other people done to overcome difficulties, what has worked for you in the past? It focuses on the language you use both internal ‘self talk’ and externally. In summary, how through reframing and associating new positive meanings to words we can bring about new empowering beliefs and behaviours.

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art & play therapy

There are times when the feelings and emotion cannot be articulated through words. When we are in deep emotional trauma the thinking part of the brain can for want of a better terminology ‘go off line’ as the emotional part of the brain is in the driving seat. Using the art modalities can help the deep rooted pain and worries come to the surface and as a result can be worked through. This approach is exceptionally effective not only with children but also adults.

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