My Core Purpose
... is to support you to feel better about yourself (and see that it's definitely not just you who feels like this)
My Core Values
Value your unique experience
Inspire you to understand yourself better
Support you to move forward
What do I really believe?
That talking with someone who knows about the psychology of stuff really does work
That it is possible to adapt your way of thinking (unhelpful stuff that pops into your head) and feel better about yourself
How do I do that?
By helping you to better understand your thoughts, feelings and actions and exploring your sense of self worth and self regard
Have you ever thought any of the above?
For some of us these messages go round in our heads hundreds and hundreds of times. So much so that they are no longer simply beliefs about ourselves they have actually become ‘truths’ and we start to live our lives by these truths. We give up on our dreams, we lose all hope for the future and we feel like we’ve failed before we’ve even tried.
I will look at you as an individual, what might be happening in your life right now and also your background and history.
How you look at the world, what’s troubling you and what you are looking to achieve in therapy.
Does all of that sound good or sound uncomfortable? Either is okay. If it feels uncomfortable then that means it’s important to you and that’s actually a good place to start. Often the hardest bit is starting.
I work with three different theories:
Person Centred Approach (PCA)
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (commonly known as CBT)
Attachment theory (AT)
Underpinning all of this is the Transtheoretical Model (TTM), which looks at amongst other things a series of stages of change you will go through. It helps us see what stage you are at the start of us working together and how you move through this to see how it is working.
I find unless you have studied this stuff all of that doesn’t mean a whole lot at this stage and that’s OK,
you don’t need to know everything and we will work together on this.