I have worked for several years within the NHS mainly in primary care and have also had extensive experience within the private sector and secondary schools.
I mainly use a Cognitive Behavioural approach (CBT), however I use a range of other approaches where and when necessary depending on the issues a client presents with.
What is C.B.T?
It is a way of talking about:
How you think about yourself, the world and other people
How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
CBT can help you to change how you think ("Cognitive") and what you do ("Behaviour)". These changes can help you to feel better. Unlike some of the other talking therapies, it focuses on the "here and now" of problems.
CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. This makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you. These parts commonly are:
A situation - a problem, event or difficult situation
From this can follow:
Each of these areas can affect the others. How you think about a problem can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it.
I offer individual sessions either on a brief or long term basis - this could mean simply providing an assessment, 6 to 8 sessions of brief work or longer term work up to 20 or more sessions depending on the clients issues and needs.