'Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it'.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy
It can be beneficial to speak to someone who is not related to you or your problems
You have the chance to explore how you feel with someone who is not judgemental and will not try to give you advice
It can help to raise your awareness and understanding of yourself by looking at the root of your emotions and behaviour
It is confidential
Talking about the past can help you to make sense of it and move past it
You may have a problem that you wish to explore and find solutions to
You will gain a greater understanding of your thinking and beliefs and learn how to replace the negative with healthier ones
Your emotional and physical well-being will improve as you learn how to take care of your needs
How does it work? We will meet on a regular basis, preferably each week, at my private practice for 60 minutes. This time is yours to explore how you feel about certain issues, whether that be specific problems, work, relationships, a loss. Or maybe you just need space to get things off your chest. I will use active listening skills and empathy to create an environment where you feel safe to speak openly without the fear of being judged. Speaking about your feelings and emotions can help you to make sense of them. I will never tell you what I think you should do but I will explore different scenarios with you to help you to find your own solutions and answers. The old saying, 'a problem shared, is a problem halved' really is true.
Although the majority of my sessions take place face to face, I also offer counselling via the telephone.
Benefits of Telephone Counselling
You have access to support if:
you do not travel due to a disability or illness
you prefer to receive support in the comfort of your own home
you struggle to fit in a face to face appointment due to work or family commitments
you wish to protect your anonymity
How does it work?
Telephone counselling works in a very similar way to face to face counselling. I use exactly the same skills, knowledge and strategies to help you to find the root of your problems and discover ways for you to process and overcome them. Some clients find speaking over the phone easier as it allows them to be more open and honest about their feelings, as they have not got the therapist opposite them. As a therapist, I wouldn't be able to use your body language as an additional cue for what you may be feeling so I would pay much more attention to the tone of your voice and the meaning behind your words.
We would agree a day and time where I would call you and we would have our 60 minute session over the phone.
Walk and Talk Therapy
Benefits of Walk and Talk Therapy
Some clients find it easier to talk when direct eye contact is avoided
Walking in nature can help remove some of the intensity of the session due to the surrounding distractions
Walking and exercise help to release endorphins into the body and naturally help lift the mood
How does it work?
Walk and Talk Therapy is just as it sounds. Instead of having our session at my private practice, we will have it outside whilst walking in the countryside.
We will meet at my counselling room for an initial consultation, to discuss your therapy needs and goals and to make arrangements for when and where we shall meet. I will have a number of locations for you to choose from that are most suitable for you and each walk will take approximately 60 minutes. We will walk at a pace that is suitable for you whether that is a slower-paced meander or power walk!
Benefits of Couples Counselling
Increased understanding of yourself and your partner
Increased levels of intimacy and connection
Creating a balance between work and family
How does it work?
Couples Counselling works by helping you to gain a better insight into your feelings, behaviour and needs within your relationship. It will help you to have a better understanding of what you partner needs to feel secure in the relationship too. The counselling room is a safe space to air any grievances; I will gently guide you to find solutions to your issues that are right for you as a couple.
NLP Life Coaching
Benefits of NLP Life Coaching
It focusses on the future. You will not need to talk to me about your past or your childhood. I will help you to find your own solutions to build the life you want.
Neuro-linguistic programming is often regarded as “a tool-kit for the mind” and is used to improve all areas of a person’s life. It is known to be particularly effective for improving anxiety and stress; health and well-being; fears and phobias; relationships; confidence; business.
The results of coaching tend to be very quick. This is because the process is participative and people tend to learn and adopt new habits more easily when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
It takes place over an extended period of time to allow you time to implement the changes discussed and is it not something that you need to commit to attending weekly.
The sessions will be helpful if you have specific goals you would like to achieve e.g. losing weight, starting your own business or they can be helpful if you simply feel stuck. They will help you to find direction and set appropriate goals.
The techniques can help with specific anxiety provoking situations i.e. delivering presentations; communicating with difficult colleagues; nail biting/finger picking.
What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-linguistic Programming. “Neuro” meaning nerve, refers to the way we gather information from the outside world, using our five senses. “Linguistic” is the study of language. This refers to the way we make sense of that information by organising it into the structure of language. Finally, “programming” is our way of controlling something. This refers to how we interpret the world and how we control our daily actions, choices and behaviours.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is based on several principles:
people are not their behaviour and that when you accept the person, you are free to change behaviour.
people already possess everything they need to succeed and to achieve their outcomes and that they simply need to learn how to unlock them.
the success of communication is based on the response you get. As you learn to communicate better, the world will respond to you better than before.
you are in charge of your mind, and therefore your life
How does it work?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is used to enhance performance, helping you to control your emotional state and to stay focussed on what you want from life. It incorporates specific Neuro-Linguistic Programming strategies and techniques designed to produce specific outcomes, such as eliminating anxiety and phobias.
Firstly, we will meet to discuss what you want to change and the problems you want to overcome.
I will ask you questions to find out where you are now in terms of achieving your goal; what you have already tried and help you to explore what your current options are.
I may use a variety a techniques to help you if you feel stuck in particular areas e.g. you may be scared of doing presentations and this is something you need to overcome to reach your desired goal.
I may give you a number of exercises to practise at home. While the main neurological changes will have occurred during the session, they may take time to settle in. It is normal for the changes to progress over time, as you get back into your daily routine.
You will come back for additional sessions after an agreed time to revisit your goals; discuss your progress and do further work if needed.
Time Line Therapy
Benefits of Time Line Therapy (TLT)
You can heal negative emotions without talking to me about your past and your childhood. TLT uses visualisation techniques to help you revisit past experiences.
It is an extremely powerful therapeutic process that takes a short amount of time to do but has incredible benefits - a typical TLT session is 3 hours long. Clients can often get the results they want in a matter of hours rather than months or years as with a traditional talking therapy.
Studies have shown that unresolved negative emotions can affect the physical body and lead to the development of illnesses.
TLT is most beneficial for helping to alleviate anxiety and stress related conditions.
TLT helps to heal the root of the negative emotion and doesn't just concentrate on one particular event/experience.
TLT is invaluable in enabling you to resolve negative emotional issues from the past and clear limiting beliefs (such as “I don’t deserve love” or “I am not good enough”) and decisions that may have prevented you from moving forward as well as achieving your goals for the future.
What is Time Line Therapy and how does it work? Time Line Therapy (TLT) is a powerful therapeutic process that has evolved from hypnosis and NLP, developed by Tad James in the 1980s.
TLT provides one of the most powerful processes and techniques for personal change and growth by facilitating the elimination of the painful emotions attached to memories or events in the past. TLT also focuses on what we can learn from those events and use what we learn as a resource for the future. Time Line Therapy techniques produce long lasting transformation much quicker than what is currently called “brief therapy”, with a minimum of discomfort to you.
The negative emotions that are focussed on are: anger, sadness, fear, hurt, and guilt. TLT also enables you to clear limiting beliefs that can leave you stuck in the past and stop you from creating what you want in your life. Both unwanted negative emotions and limiting beliefs influence every area of our lives.
For more information, please visit: www.timelinetherapy.com