Why consider counselling/psychotherapy?
Is psychotherapy an effective form of treatment? Whether psychotherapy is successful depends ultimately on the individual’s need and desire to change. Research has shown that psychotherapy results in fewer relapses of common conditions such as moderate depression and anxiety, and that the positive effects of good therapy extend well beyond treatment.
In fact, many clients report improved conditions long after therapy has ended. In general, psychotherapy is often more effective than psychotropic drugs or medical treatments alone. It is in part because psychological health has been shown to profoundly impact our physical well-being. In addition, many therapeutic modalities are evidence-based, meaning they have been subject to research studies and clinical observations, and they have been analysed for effectiveness.
What conditions can psychotherapy help?
Psychotheray has been shown to be effective in helping people with significant emotional problems as well as improving a wide range of mental health conditions, including but not limited to:
* Eating Disorder
* Substance Misuse
People who are going through particular stressful events, such as relocation, divorce, redundancy, may also benefit from talking things through, thinking more deeply with a trained professional.
I start every therapeutic relationship by actively listening to and understanding a client's needs. As such, there is a bespoke component to my approach. I integrate a number of psychotherapeutic models to find the right approach to work with each individual and couple; they include but are not limited to psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
In addition, I take into account the current scientific findings in neuroscience, positive psychology and mindfulness practice and incorporate them into my work because of their strong evidential benefits as well as the positive changes my clients have experienced.