The way I work - Brief and long term counselling using the integrated therapeutic approaches detailed below:
Person Centred - I like to call this term client focussed
I listen to’ you’ and what is important for ‘you’ enabling a 'safe' place for you to talk and share your concerns. By using the core conditions - empathy (almost looking through your eyes), congruence (honesty) and unconditional positive regard (non-judgmental) this enables you to feel heard and listened to, at a depth of exploring your journey, and gaining an awareness which then enables you to take which path you need too. This will be done at a pace that is right for you.
I offer support to clients, allowing a better understanding of living with ‘their ‘DYSLEXIA and ways to manage and improve confidence. This helps to enable a better way of being, allowing a more proactive interaction with self and others
Brief Therapy - Motivational Interviewing
I am here to listen to you, even if you are lacking in motivation. I offer a space to understand the ambivalence around your problem that may limit your motivation. I will aspire to create an awareness, and empower your motivation, By communicating together this will enable you to find a solution.
I work with your unconscious mind, which plays out situations and events, whilst sleeping. Exploring your dreams , which are messages about you and your life situations, we can work with what is happening in your conscious (awake) mind and discover these messages together.
CBT - (I use CBT with a Client Centred Approach)
This approach allows you to gain an insight to your values and core beliefs, as these impact on your thinking patterns, which may lead to negative thought patterns. Using this approach it can provide different strategies for you to use in difficult times, which will help you get through, and move forwards with a positive perception.
Working with this approach can enable you to deal with and cope with different parts within you. For example, the inner frightened child part of you may need to feel more support from your inner confident part of you. You create your own visualisation, with support to enable you to gain this awareness.
This is not hypnosis.
This is a process which allows you to use different art/craft/toys/button/ornaments and other materials to put a visual 'picture' to how you are feeling. Subconsciously your emotions, thoughts and behaviours can become clearer through engaging and exploring what is causing you upset, anger, frustration, sadness..........
Using this approach deals with your concerns in the 'present' time and aiming to gain a solution.
NLP- Neurology Linguistic Programming
NLP explores your relationships between how you think (Neuro), to the way you communicate (linguistic), followed by your pattern of behaviours and emotions (Programming). This is a powerful change management tool that can help change the way you think and act, improving your personal or professional life. The impact is more successful by dealing with situations in more positive and motivational ways.
EMDR - (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
This therapy is for working with PTSD clients, it is also been shown to be effective with clients having difficulty with emotional issues such as having a fear of visiting the dentist to feeling not good enough, having self doubt in a group situation. How it works is replacing negative feelings that are carried in the body that can affect the different senses. This can create a different perception or bodily feeling to allow a person to have more of a positive outcome on things that may have bothered someone for a long time or even a sort brief time.
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