Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
I guess the main questions you are asking are:
Can I help you with the issue you are bringing to therapy?
What makes me the person you should work with?
To the first question I would say - yes, I can probably help you.
I have been working with clients for over a decade and it would be unusual if you bring something I haven't seen or heard before.
Some of the things I work with frequently include:
Anxiety (the most common issue that comes through my door)
Relationship issues (the second most common)
Feeling dissatisfied with life
I also deal with lots and lots of other stuff and your situation may not fit into a list - you're human and unique, I will treat you as so.
How I work
My three main modalities are Transactional Analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy. That sentence probably means absolutely nothing to you so allow me to expand.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
With Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) we will look at what's going on for you and how you got yourself into the stuck place you're in now.
It's normal to get stuck but not much fun so we will identify what you do want your life to look like and work together to get you there.
We will look at how you can manage your thoughts in a different way and come to terms with the feelings that you have going on.
As you get on with your life you will notice the thoughts and feelings won't be as impactful as they may have felt before.
My mission is to move you towards a rich and fulfilling life.
I've blogged extensively on ACT so please go to my blog index here and read more if this approach interests you.
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Transactional Analysis (TA) will help us look at your past. This could be useful, especially to see where you got some of the ideas you are carrying around in your head from.
Understanding the past can often help make sense of the present.
TA also provides lots of great models to explain how humans tick. If it fits I might share one of these models with you - it will probably help you to comprehend what's going on.
Once more, the purpose will be to move you towards a rich, fulfilling life. I'll use what's useful but not bog you down in theory.
Imago Relationship Therapy
Imago Relationship Therapy is a way of understanding relationships.
We all have relationships whether we have a partner or not so it's great to have an idea of how they work and why we make a mess of them.
This might be really useful in our work together, especially if you are bringing relationship issues.
Should you work with me?
I'm not sure! Why not give me a ring and have a chat to see if you like the sound of me?
Here's some more information that might help you decide.
I charge £65 for a fifty minute session and only work during the day. I don't work evenings or weekends.
I work at The Affinity Centre Cheadle. This is close to Didsbury, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Poynton and not far from the other therapy centre I run in Wilmslow.
If all of that fits for you then give me a ring on 07966 390857 to book an initial appointment, or you can use my contact form and I'll get back to you quickly.