COVID-19 has reminded us like never before that life throws us unexpected curveballs, and therefore all of us can experience a shift in our wellbeing. If you are struggling to cope, or your thought patterns, moods or behaviours are interfering with your everyday life, then it may be the right time to seek support. My approach to therapy is that we should think of getting help for our mental health just as we would our physical health; if we experience physical pain we contact the GP, but if we experience mental pain we tend to suffer in silence. But mental health is hugely important for wellbeing and living productively; just having the dedicated space to understand your challenges and work through them can be hugely beneficial. It’s often felt that seeking help is a sign of weakness or only for the severely distressed, but many people lead busy, chaotic, stressful lives and just having the space to process this can be transformative. Therapy helps you to understand yourself, your world and your challenges with greater awareness, and can arm you with coping strategies and tools to manage these challenges.
As an integrative therapist, I integrate different styles of therapy. I believe that as we are all different, the therapy we receive should reflect this. My training therefore allows me to work with many different issues using interventions mainly around Solution Focused (working on goals and solutions to issues), Person Centred (more of an exploratory, open ended type of therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – looking at coping strategies and how challenging thought processes can help to reduce unhelpful behaviours or changes in moods).
Working within private practice, the NHS, mental health settings and the business world, I am able to draw on many approaches when supporting people in finding ways to move forward from their difficulties. To begin your journey of change, please feel free to contact me.
If you would like to discuss if therapy could help you, please call or text on the number below, or use the contact form to get in touch.