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Short Term Therapy Explained

In short term therapy, you may choose to focus on what is happening in your life at the present; general day to day life or in the future, by learning new skills to help manage stress and find a balance.

Long Term Therapy Explained

In long term therapy, you may choose to explore how your past experiences have shaped you into the person you are today, empowering you to take back control of your life, developing self-acceptance, leading to greater independence and increased happiness.

Counselling Theories & Approaches I am trained in.

Person-centred Therapy

Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions.

Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way. It centres on exploring the deeper meaning of our emotions and the idea that we all have the ability to reach our potential.

The non-directive nature of person-centred therapy allows a space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings, leading to increased self-reliance and confidence in your own intuition and decision making.

Integrative Counselling

Integrative counselling looks at the whole person, taking into account your mental, physical and emotional needs. As an integrative counsellor, I am able to use techniques and tools from different

modalities to tailor an individual approach

for you.

I can integrate theory and techniques from Person-centred, Gestalt, Transactional

Analysis (TA) and Heartmath®. When you understand the causes of your concerns or triggers for your behaviour, you can confidently set goals and develop new behaviours to improve your satisfaction with life.

Gestalt, TA and Person-centred are all humanistic approaches which focus on the individual as a whole, encouraging clients to think about their feelings and take 

responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development and achieving your highest potential.

What is Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis is a comprehensive approach which incorporates aspects of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic therapy. It categorises the human personality into three states - Parent, Adult and Child - which can help you understand how you interact with yourself and others.

What is Gestalt

Gestalt looks at the individual as a whole and within their surroundings, rather than

breaking things into parts. I will help you focus on the here and now, your immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour, to better understand how you relate to others and situations.

This can help you find a new, positive perspective on problems and bring about changes in your life.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and traumatic life experiences. It is particularly used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Throughout EMDR treatment, as a therapist, I will guide you through the process of identifying specific problem areas or “targets” in your life. We work through the activation, desensitisation, and reprocessing stages one target at a time, whilst I ask you to track my hand movements with your eyes.  As targets find resolution, you will experience relief from the mental health symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, grief, panic attacks, phobias and fears, poor self-esteem, sleep disruption and many other disturbing symptoms.

EMDR treatment for single incident issues, like a car accident, can find resolution between six and eight visits. In general, each session is 60 or 90 minutes in length, and it is recommended to attend EMDR sessions one to two times per week. EMDR can be done online or in person.

EMDR is thought to imitate the psychological state we enter when in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Studies show that when in REM sleep, we can make new associations between things very rapidly. EMDR is designed to tap into this high-speed processing mode that we all have, helping the brain to process the unresolved memories and make them less distressing.

HeartMath® Therapy

HeartMath® is a heart-focused breathing meditation that can help you quickly change from feeling stressed to feeling calm. It changes your response to stress from a 'fight or flight' to rest, restoration and increased positive emotions.

HeartMath® will help you transform your stress into resilience, achieve higher levels of performance, and live your life with more heart, health, and happiness.

HeartMath® consists of simple and powerful self-regulation techniques which are easy to learn and designed to be used “in the moment”, whatever the situation, meaning that you can bring your best self to your professional, social and personal lives.

I am able to deliver this service as part of integrated therapy.

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